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Companies increasingly challenge health act’s contraception provisions

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f281 (Published 14 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f281
  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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