A judge recently struck down certain preventive services coverage mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If upheld, the decision could upend access to potentially life-saving services that have been provided for free for more than a decade.
Judge Reed O’Connor from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued the ruling in Braidwood Management v. Becerra (No. 4:20-cv-00283-O) on March 30. The following day, the Justice Department said it was appealing the decision, sending the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, potentially reaching the Supreme Court.