(DENVER POST) A Denver manufacturing company owned by a devout Catholic family got a temporary reprieve from provisions of the Affordable Health Care Act they argued infringed on their religious liberties — just as the mandate is set to take effect.

Starting Wednesday, any employer-sponsored health care plan renewed after this date must offer free access to eight services classified as preventive care for women, including Food and Drug Administration-approved contraception and sterilization procedures. Some companies did not offer these services under their health care plans, while others had to pay a deductible or co-pay.

U.S. District Court Judge John Kane wrote in his order for preliminary injunctionthat Hercules Industries, which makes heating and air conditioning equipment, has “adequately established that they will suffer imminent irreparable harm.”


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