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Firm wins some relief from birth control mandate

Published: Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO – A federal judge in Chicago has temporarily blocked the U.S. government from requiring an Illinois for-profit company to provide its workers with health insurance that covers birth control.

Judge Amy St. Eve granted a preliminary injunction Thursday to the Oak Brook-based company, Triune Health Group.

The company’s claim is one of dozens of similar lawsuits filed across the country. Mandatory coverage for contraception has been among the most controversial parts of President Barack Obama’s health care law.

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