Michigan health leaders are advising Michiganders that the Texas federal judge’s decision in Braidwood Management Inc. v. Xavier Becerra does not currently change the preventive care for individuals under the affordable care act does not take effect immediately, and proceedings are ongoing, this case could ultimately have long-term impacts on the Affordable care and the health of Americans nationwide. 

The Braidwood ruling focused on the HIV-prevention medication and if the employer’s religious beliefs would allow the employer to refuse to provide health insurance coverage for this highly effective medication to their employees.

This ruling does not yet affect Michiganders or the preventive services to which they are entitled under their health plan. Michiganders can continue to seek these services as prescribed by their doctors. For more information about health insurance and how to use it, visit Michigan.gov/HealthInsurance or call 877-999-6442.

Open enrollment for 2023 health insurance is currently scheduled to begin on November 1, 2022. Michiganders can obtain coverage by visiting the Health Insurance Marketplace or by calling 800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325). During open enrollment, Michiganders will be able to choose from 233 health plans on the Marketplace, 59 more than last year. For the overall individual market, which includes off-Marketplace plans, 308 plans will be available, 52 more than last year.