The AACU, along with other medical organizations that represent physicians providing vital preventive health care services to millions of patients with private health plan coverage, expressed concern that a federal court case could cause millions of Americans to lose access to preventive services. Kelley v. Becerra, a lawsuit before a federal district court judge in the Northern District of Texas, threatens the section of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requiring insurers and group health plans to cover more than 100 preventive health services —with no cost to consumers. One of the ACA’s most popular and widely recognized benefits, the provision resulted in an estimated 151.6 million people receiving free preventive care in 2020 alone.
The joint statement sounding alarms about this threat to preventive services was signed by 61 organizations, led by the American Medical Association..
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