EBRI Fast Facts

Imposing Cost Sharing on Preventive Services Significantly Impacts Expenditures for Eligible Enrollees but Does Not Substantially Reduce Aggregate Employer Health Care Spending: Implications of Braidwood Management Inc. v. Becerra

Jun 22, 2023 6  pages


In 2022, a U.S. district court judge found a key part of the preventive service provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. This ruling has important clinical, equity, and cost implications, as preventive care is important for individuals and overall public health. This week’s Fast Fact assesses the impact of imposing cost sharing on the services and prescription drug classes if the Braidwood Management Inc. v. Becerra court case is upheld.