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Employers will have the choice to increase costs for some preventive services, if a new ruling against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to be upheld by courts. The case, Braidwood v. Becerra, was overseen by U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor.

O’Conner has ruled against the legality of the ACA on a number of occasions, most notably in 2018 when he ruled that the entire act was unconstitutional. That ruling was overturned by the Supreme Court in 2021. O’Conner’s latest ruling against the landmark health care law might also end up before the Supreme Court.

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