Appeals court decision is best and newest blow to contraceptive mandate.

Appeals court decision is best and newest blow to contraceptive mandate, establishing possible Supreme Court consideration A divided federal appeals court on Fri ruled against the health law's requirement that businesses with 50 or more workers cover birth control in employee health programs. Medpage Today: Court Strikes Down ACA'friday s Birth Control Mandate In a ruling issued, a federal appeals courtroom struck down the Affordable Care Act 's mandate that businesses cover birth control in employees' health plans alopecia-areata.html . The D.C. Circuit Courtroom of Appeals said needing companies to cover employees' contraception was a violation of its owners' religious rights.