Supreme Court case, Briarwood Management v. Becerra threatens access to preventative care under the ACA. TIE contributing author, Paul Shafer, describes the threat against preventative care in a piece in The Conversation.
The plaintiffs in Braidwood object to purchasing insurance that covers preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Texas Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that the requirement for insurance plans to cover PrEP violated the religious freedom of the plaintiffs.
PrEP is nearly 100% effective in preventing HIV infection. Its utilization has successfully reduced HIV diagnosis rates. If this Texas ruling were to extend nationally, it would impact 170,000 current PrEP users and over 1 million people who can benefit from using PrEP.
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Research for this piece was supported by Arnold Ventures.