March 31, 2023 – Health experts around the country are scrambling to determine which preventive services may no longer be free to patients after Thursday’s ruling by a federal court judge that struck down part of Affordable Care Act. 

U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that the ACA’s prevention mandate, which provides screenings for multiple conditions from lung cancer to sexually transmitted infections with no out-of-pocket costs, violates the plaintiffs’ religious rights and is unconstitutional.

Meanwhile, health experts were researching exactly how many preventive services might be affected and said no changes would likely occur immediately. The Department of Justice on…


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