Companies increasingly challenge health act’s contraception provisions

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f281 (Published 14 January 2013)
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  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 1New York

Nearly 50 organizations have challenged the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employees’ health insurance plans cover contraception. Among the most recent was Hobby Lobby, a national arts and crafts retail chain run by a family with strong religious beliefs. The firm may face fines of up to $1.3m (£0.8m; €1m) a day.

Different courts have ruled for and against organizations challenging the law, making it …

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