ACC & Other Medical Associations Raise Concerns Over ACA Lawsuit

The ACC has joined with the American Medical Association and 60 other medical associations and societies on a joint statement raising concerns about a federal court case (Kelley v. Becerra) that “could significantly jeopardize the coverage of preventive health care services for millions of Americans with private health insurance and reverse positive trends in patient health achieved by the early detection and treatment of diseases and other medical conditions.”

The case before a federal judge in the Northern District of Texas questions the constitutionality of section 2713 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which requires non-grandfathered group health plans and health insurance issuers to provide coverage for preventive health care services without patient cost-sharing.

“With an adverse ruling, patients would lose access to vital preventive health care services, such as screening for breast cancer, colorectal cancer, cervical cancer, heart disease, diabetes, preeclampsia, and hearing, as well as access to immunizations critical to maintaining a healthy population,” the groups state.

Access the full statement here.

Clinical Topics: Prevention

Keywords: Early Detection of Cancer, Hearing, Diabetes Mellitus, Immunization, Heart Diseases, Colorectal Neoplasms, Preventive Health Services, Insurance, Health, Uterine Cervical Neoplasms, Texas, Pre-Eclampsia, Pre-Eclampsia, Breast Neoplasms, American Medical Association, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ACC Advocacy

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