Earlier this month, United States of Care and Community Catalyst submitted joint testimony in support of S. 647 and H. 1081, legislation that would protect access to preventive care without out-of-pocket cost for hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents.
By making sure Bay Staters continue to have access to preventive services without out-of-pocket cost, this bill would significantly reduce the uncertainty and potential negative health outcomes caused by the Braidwood v. Becerra decision, particularly as nearly half of adults say they would not pay for many preventive services, like HIV and prediabetes screening, if there was out-of-pocket cost.
We applaud these bills’ sponsors, and urge other states to take similar action to make sure access to critical cost-free preventive services is not lost.
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