Tice-Harouff v. Johnson et al.

Docket No.
District Court
Texas Eastern


  • Invalidate all or part of a federal regulation
  • Stop the government from enforcing the statute or regulation

Litigation Content

Why this Matters:

The plaintiff alleges that modifications to federal guidelines related to family planning counseling under the Affordable Care Act’s preventive services requirement violate the Administrative Procedure Act. The Department of Health and Human Services engages in periodic review concerning the best available evidence about effective contraceptive methods. 58 million women with private insurance have already benefited from the Affordable Care Act’s preventive services and contraceptive coverage benefits without cost-sharing.

Potential Impact:

Restrictions on the ability for federal regulators to make evidence-based changes to preventive services guidelines would impede efforts to ensure women receive appropriate high-quality contraceptive care.