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Texas Judge Says HIV Drug Mandate Violates Religious Freedom

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A federal judge in Texas on Wednesday struck down an Affordable Care Act requirement that insurers and employers offer plans that cover HIV-prevention drugs. The ruling came as part of a broader decision that was a partial victory to Obamacare opponents. The extent of the ruling remains to be determined.
3 months ago·Houston, United States

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HIV drug mandate 'violates religious freedoms'

A lawsuit in Texas claimed the HIV prevention drug PrEP may "encourage homosexual behaviour".

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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Texas judge deems Obamacare HIV prevention drug mandate unlawful

A requirement under the U.S. law known as Obamacare that private insurance plans cover drugs that prevent HIV infection at no cost to patients violates both federal law and the Constitution, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday, siding with conservative lawyers who had challenged the measure on religious grounds.

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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Texas judge rules employers not required to cover HIV prevention drugs

Federal judge says employers don’t need to cover PrEP drugs if it violates companies’ religious beliefs

3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Judge rules against required coverage of HIV prevention drug

A federal judge in Texas has ruled that required coverage of an HIV prevention drug under the Affordable Care Act violates a Texas employer’s religious beliefs and undercut the broader system that determines which preventive drugs are covered in the U.S. The ruling was handed down Wednesday by Fort Worth-based U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor, who ruled in 2018 that the entire ACA is invalid

3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Texas judge rules government can't mandate employers offer HIV prevention drugs in coverage

A federal judge in Texas ruled against a mandate requiring employers to provide coverage for PrEP drugs, which prevent the transmission of HIV.

3 months ago·United States
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Judge rules against required coverage of HIV prevention drug

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that required coverage of an HIV prevention drug under the Affordable Care Act violates a Texas employer's religious beliefs and undercut the broader system that determines which preventive drugs are covered in the U.S.

3 months ago·United States
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