The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that the federal government must pay for pre- and post-viral tests for the first trimester, which can include an ultrasound.
The ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v.
Hellerstedt is set to be heard next week.
The case involved a Pennsylvania woman who was denied the test in 2015 after a previous ultrasound had shown no abnormalities.
The woman sued her local hospital for discrimination, claiming the hospital’s refusal violated her right to privacy.
A federal judge ruled in favor of her in 2016, but the Supreme Court reversed that ruling.
The justices said the ruling should have been overturned because the test could be used as evidence in criminal prosecutions, and because the patient had no standing to sue.
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