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USofCare Preventive Services Resource Hub
United States of Care and Community Catalyst invite you to join us on June 6 at 1 pm ET/10 am PT for a webinar to update state partners on the latest developments in the Braidwood v. Becerra preventive services case. The webinar will feature insights from Tim Jost, Emeritus Professor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law; Ashley Blackburn, Director of Private Insurance and Prescription Drug Reform, Health Care For All; and A. Mark Fendrick, M.D., Director of the University of Michigan’s Center for Value-Based Insurance Design. We will also provide actionable steps and resources to support state- and community-led advocacy.
Register to attend by clicking the above button or by clicking the link here.
Braidwood v. Becerra
On September 7, 2022, Judge Reed O’Connor, a federal district judge in Texas, issued a ruling in the case Braidwood Management v. Becerra, a lawsuit that challenges the requirement that most health plans cover preventive services at no cost under the Affordable Care Act.
On March 30, 2023, this same federal judge issued another ruling, clarifying that his decision applies nationwide and not just to the parties involved in this case. With this additional ruling, access to critical preventative care for more than 150 million people is now at risk – including approximately 37 million children.
This decision is a sweeping ruling that will have significant implications for our health care system.
Please see our resources below
The O’Neill Institute’s Health Care Litigation Tracker includes detailed information on the Braidwood case, including a list of major filings, amicus briefs, and more. Select filings can also be found below:
Center for American Progress (CAP)
National Health Law Program (NHeLP) Blog:
Georgetown Center on Health Insurance Reform (CHIR) Blog:
- A World Without The ACA’s Preventive Services Protections: The Impact Of The Braidwood Decision
- Coverage of Preventive Services Without Cost Sharing in Jeopardy as Texas Court Strikes Down ACA Protection
Health Affairs Forefront:
Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID):
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Below are our previous posts on Braidwood
FACT SHEET: Solutions States Can Take to Preserve Access to Free Preventive Services
This is a guide to help states navigate court challenges to the ACA’s preventive services mandate
United States of Care Issues Statement in Response to Ruling in Braidwood Management v. Becerra Case
This is USofCare’s CEO & Co-Founder’s official statement on Braidwood v. Becerra
FACT SHEET: No-Cost Preventive Services Affected by Braidwood Decision
This is a 2-page PDF that shows which preventive services might be affected by Braidwood
FACT SHEET: Braidwood Management Inc. v. Becerra Challenges Preventive Services Requirement Under the Affordable Care Act
This is a fact sheet we produced when the decision was first announced back in September. Information in this post is not up-to-date.