Washington, D.C. — United States of Care CEO and co-founder Natalie Davis released the following statement in response to yesterday’s United States District Court ruling in the case of Braidwood Management v. Becerra.
“USofCare is deeply frustrated and disappointed that yet another court decision has stripped people of the health care coverage they have depended on for years, and we are seriously concerned about the long-term ramifications of this decision for the general public.
Whenever and however people need care, they should be able to get it. This politically charged decision not only threatens coverage for lifesaving HIV prevention drugs, but also jeopardizes access for all people to affordable basic care provided under the ACA, like no-cost colonoscopies and treatment for high blood pressure. It even risks people being able to afford screenings for breast cancer.
People woke up today not knowing if this is the last month they’ll be able to afford their prescription drugs — drugs that protect them from a deadly disease. As the case moves on, even more people could find their care imperiled due to the broader impact of this ruling. In the face of this latest threat, it’s once again incumbent upon leaders at the state and federal level to work urgently to protect access to care for their constituents.
People deserve care they can depend on, regardless of who they are, where they’re from, how much money they make, or where they work. This decision will cause pain, worsen our health care system, and further broaden its gaping inequities.”
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