‘Incredibly Concerning’ Lawsuit Threatens No-Charge Preventive Care for Millions

‘Incredibly Concerning’ Lawsuit Threatens No-Charge Preventive Care for Millions

The ACA requires most private individual and group health plans and some Medicaid programs to cover recommended preventive services for adults and children without charging deductibles or copayments. “It’s billions and billions of dollars of services that Americans get every year, not just from ACA health plans but also from employer plans. O’Connor, a Republican-appointed conservative, could issue a preliminary injunction blocking first-dollar coverage of preventive services nationwide, which he did in an earlier ACA lawsuit involving coverage for contraceptives. Circuit Court of Appeals, a conservative court that partly upheld O’Connor’s 2018 finding that the ACA is unconstitutional. “This case provides a vehicle for the conservative legal movement to cripple the American administrative state,” said Bagley.

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