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Health insurance plans nationwide must continue to pay in full for all types of preventive care services, like certain cancer screenings and HIV prevention drugs, for the time being, due to an agreement reached by both sides in a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act’s preventive services mandate. This new order leaves the mandate in place while the administration appeals a court order striking it down.

On Tuesday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans signed an order partially halting a Texas federal judge’s decision in the Braidwood Management v. Becerra case.  In March, the Texas judge had set aside recommendations made by one of three boards charged with deciding which health care services must be fully covered, leaving plans free to deny payment for those services.

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