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United States of Care Provides Testimony in Support of Washington Legislation Protecting Access to Cost-Free Preventive Services 

Published On February 15, 2024

On February 16, United States of Care submitted testimony to the Washington Senate Health Committee in support of HB 1957, legislation that would protect access to preventive care without cost sharing for millions of Washingtonians.

This bill would significantly reduce the uncertainty and potential negative health outcomes caused by the Braidwood v. Becerra decision, particularly important as nearly half of Americans report likely choosing to skip some of the most common preventive care services, such as hypertension, HIV and depression screenings, if they were forced to pay out-of-pocket. 

We applaud the bill’s sponsors for introducing this legislation and look forward to the opportunity for Washington and other states to join the 23 states that have codified protections for all of the preventive services recommended by the USPSTF, ACIP, and HRSA.

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Braidwood v. Becerra and Preventive Services