Preventive Care After the PrEP Ruling
A Texas judge ruled that the government could not compel private insurance companies to cover the costs of PrEP, a medication that can greatly reduce the risk of HIV infection. The ruling was based on the argument that PrEP is not “medically necessary” for people who are not already HIV-positive. However, many experts believe that this ruling could ultimately hamper efforts to prevent new infections.
On this episode of CareTalk, John and David discuss the broader implications the ruling could have on preventative care. Is it a big deal or is it a nothing burger?
(01:00) Judge rules government can’t compel PrEP coverage under ACA
(2:14) What is PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)?
(6:00) Who is Judge Reed O’Connor and why did he rule this way on PrEP?
(10:51) What are health disparities and how do mandates impact them?
(12:56) Is this case going to make it to the Supreme Court?
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