March 31, 2023
Access & Coverage | Tea Leaves
  • A federal judge on Thursday issued a ruling that would block the federal government from enforcing mandates for preventive care within the Affordable Care Act, which required insurers to provide a slew of critical screenings to members at no cost. The ruling stemmed from a case brought by six individuals and two Christian-owned businesses who argued that they should not be mandated to offer coverage of HIV PrEP, which prevents HIV, because they did not want to encourage “homosexual behavior.” But Thursday’s ruling extends to preventive screenings for certain cancers, like lung cancer, as well as behavioral health conditions, such as anxiety. (Articles here, here, here, and here)