Committee Releases New Report about Risks of Ending Preventive Health Care Coverage Protection for Workers and Families
Following Braidwood v. Becerra decision, “the stakes for the American people are high”
WASHINGTON – Today, Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released a new report—No Right to Deny Care—on the significant benefits of the requirement, under the Affordable Care Act, for private health insurance plans to cover preventive care, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV, cancer screenings, and other lifesaving services. The requirement is currently under threat following a federal court ruling in Braidwood Management v. Becerra to restrict which forms of preventive care must be covered by insurers.
“For more than a decade, millions of Americans have been able to count on the Affordable Care Act to access critical preventive care services without having to pay anything out of pocket,” said Chairman Scott. “As this report shows, these services have improved the health of millions of Americans and reduced racial and ethnic health disparities. Regrettably, Americans’ access to preventive care is now in jeopardy at a time when families are facing global inflation and women’s reproductive health care is under attack. Today’s new report makes clear what is at stake for workers and families across the country, if we do not preserve this key protection.”
Specifically, the report examines how the preventive care coverage requirement has helped provide access to preventive care for the more than 14 million people with health coverage through the ACA, as well as a vast majority of the people with coverage through their employment.
Moreover, the report details how the recent Braidwood decision could harm the health of millions of people and increase health care costs.
To read the full report, click here.
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