Washington, D.C. — In response to today’s news that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is extending a modified version of an earlier stay (pending appeal) in Braidwood Management Inc. v. Becerra, United States of Care released the following statement from CEO and co-founder Natalie Davis:
“While keeping this modified stay in place is a positive step forward, it is still critical that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturn Judge Reed O’Connor’s decision in order to protect access to preventive services with no out-of-pocket costs for over 151 million people. Additionally, state policymakers must take action in the meantime to codify these protections for their residents.
“With over half of Americans at risk of losing access to cost-free preventive care, Judge O’Connor’s ruling in Braidwood v. Becerra injects uncertainty into our health care system and puts critical services like cancer screenings, HIV prevention drugs, and youth mental health services at risk. It is essential that this ruling is overturned so people can continue to have peace of mind that these services are covered.”
Additional information can be found at United States of Care’s Preventive Resources Hub.
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United States of Care is a nonpartisan organization committed to ensuring that everyone has access to quality, affordable health care.