Federal Judge Strikes Down ACA Provisions

04/10/2023 4:25 PM | Maggie Garry

On March 30, 2023, a federal judge in Texas issued a ruling invalidating some provisions of the ACA.  The ruling generally invalidates requirements that grandfathered plans cover preventative care recommended by the US Preventative Services Task Force with no cost sharing after the effective date of the ACA.  Some impacted services would be some cancer, heart and STD screenings along with tobacco programs. 

The Court previously found that the mandate to cover pre-exposure prophylaxis, an HIV preventative medication, violates religious beliefs under RFRA.  That ruling only applies to the plaintiff.  

It is unclear how and when the ruling will impact group health plans.  

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