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FACT SHEET: Braidwood Management Inc. v. Becerra Challenges Preventive Services Requirement Under the Affordable Care Act

Published On October 4, 2022

In March 2023, a federal district judge in Texas issued a ruling in the case Braidwood Management Inc. v. Becerra that would apply an earlier ruling challenging the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) requirement that most health plans cover preventive services at no cost nationwide. While the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an administrative stay pausing the lower court’s ruling, significant uncertainty remains about the future of the ACA’s preventive services no-cost requirement.

United States of Care created the fact sheet below to summarize the Braidwood case, emphasize its effects on people and interested stakeholders, and highlight what to watch for as the case evolves over the coming months.

[updated 9/20/23]