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More than 2,000 legal challenges have been filed in state and federal courts contesting parts for all of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) since its enactment in 2010. The latest case, Braidwood Management v. Becerra, involves the ACAs’ requirement that most private insurance plans cover specific preventive care items and services — such as contraceptive care and supplies, as well as cancer screenings. The case could have long-term implications for millions of people who are covered by private insurance, according to a new brief from the nonprofit, Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)

In Braidwood Management v. Becerra, two Christian-owned businesses and six individuals in Texas have challenged the legality of the preventive care mandates on constitutional grounds. The plaintiffs are also challenging the requirement to cover medication to prevent HIV, based on religious grounds.

 

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