The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 23, 2013

Other companies challenging contraception mandate


From The Associated Press

DENVER — Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is challenging the part of the federal health care law that requires for-profit companies to offer employees health coverage that includes products the business owners find morally objectionable, such as certain types of contraception.

The arts-and-crafts chain is the best-known company challenging the contraception mandate, but more than two dozen other companies have made similar claims. Among the companies with live claims challenging the contraception mandate:

— Autocam Corp. of Michigan

— Grote Industries of Indiana

— Seneca Hardwood Lumber Co. of Pennsylvania

— Korte & Luitjohan Contractors of Illinois

— Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. of Pennsylvania

— Sioux Chief Manufacturing of Missouri

— Continuum Health Partnerships of Colorado