ST. LOUIS - Plaintiffs on Nov. 5 filed an appeal brief asking the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to reverse the dismissal of their suit challenging a provision contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), 111 P.L. 148 that requires health plans to provide preventive services for free, including those for birth control (State of Nebraska, et al. v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al., No. 12-3238, 8th Cir.).