A US Federal appeals court has issued a stay on a lower court’s ruling that would gut the preventative care requirements in the Affordable Care Act. If not paused, the lower court’s ruling would end the requirements for payers to cover preventative care services like physicals, Pap tests, cancer screenings, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV.
According to Alice Miranda Ollstein, “A slew of groups — including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Kidney Fund, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the AIDS Institute — cheered the administrative stay issued by a panel at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as legal challenges against the rules move forward, Megan reports.”
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(Source: Politico, May 16th, 2023)