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(Bloomberg) — The Obama administration won a reversal of a court ruling that would have shielded a Christian college from a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring religious nonprofits to indirectly facilitate contraceptive coverage even if they oppose the use because of their faith.

Nonprofit religious groups can claim an exception under the health care act that offers coverage for contraceptives through an insurance plan or a third-party administrator. The accommodation to the contraceptive-coverage provision, which requires nonprofits to notify their insurers, places “no substantial burden” on the college, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled Wednesday, overturning a lower-court judge.

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