DENVER - A 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Oct. 3 affirmed that a lower court correctly granted a preliminary injunction to keep the federal government from enforcing a mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that requires most employers to provide birth control coverage as part of their employee health plans against a heating, ventilation and air conditioning company. The court based its opinion on its recent decision in Hobby Lobby Store Inc.'s challenge to the mandate (William Newland, et al. v. Kathleen Sebelius, in her official capacity as Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al., No. 12-1123; 10th Cir.).