Mealey's Insurance - Judge Denies Injunction, Finds No Substantial Burden From Birth-Control Mandate

Mealey's Insurance - Judge Denies Injunction, Finds No Substantial Burden From Birth-Control Mandate

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) contraceptive mandate does not substantially burden religious beliefs because the statute, and not the self-certification process, requires coverage by third-party administrators (TPAs), a Wyoming federal judge held May 13 (Diocese of Cheyenne, et al. v. Kathleen Sebelius, in her official capacity as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, No. 14-21, D. Wyo.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65837).

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