April 3, 2023
Access & Coverage | Tea Leaves
  • The Justice Department on Fridayappealed a federal judge’s decision to invalidate the Affordable Care Act requirement for free coverage of specified preventive health services. The move kicks off a legal process that could wind up at the Supreme Court and has financial implications for some 150 million Americans on employer-sponsored health plans. The appeal to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was widely expected and comes after Texas-based U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor on Thursday struck down the preventive services requirement. Some insurers have said that despite the court ruling, they will continue to cover ACA-mandated preventive services. (Articles here and here)