WASHINGTON, D.C., May 15, 2023 — Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an administrative stay on the remedy in the case of Braidwood v. Becerra, which threatens coverage of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended preventive services without cost sharing as required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The nation’s leading health groups, including the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Lung Association, HIV+ Hepatitis Policy Institute and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (full list is below), issued the following statement:

“Our organizations strongly support today’s stay and urge the court to leave the stay in place for the duration of its consideration of the case. Under the March 30 ruling, millions of people would no longer have the guarantee of cost-free coverage for preventive services recommended by the USPSTF after the enactment of the ACA in March 2010, including lung cancer screening; counseling interventions for individuals who are pregnant or postpartum; screening for anxiety in children and adolescents, screenings for Hepatitis B and C and medications to prevent HIV.

“Numerous research studies have proven the benefits of preventive services. They ensure people can prevent, detect and treat their conditions as early as possible, improving health outcomes and saving patients and the health care system money.

“This stay means that people in the U.S. can still access these lifesaving services at no cost as this case is appealed. Our organizations will continue to work to make sure everyone in the U.S. has access to quality and affordable health care.”


ADAP Advocacy Association

Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC)

ALS Association

American Academy of HIV Medicine

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

American Kidney Fund

American Lung Association

Arthritis Foundation

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC)

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Cancer Support Community


Caring Ambassadors Program

Chronic Disease Coalition

Community Access National Network

Community Catalyst

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Epilepsy Foundation

GO2 for Lung Cancer


Hemophilia Federation of America

Hep B United

Hepatitis B Foundation

HIV Dental Alliance

HIV+Hepatitis Policy Institute

Housing Works

Immune Deficiency Foundation


LUNGevity Foundation

Lupus Foundation of America

MPact Global Action


National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

National Coalition for LGBTQ Health

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)

National Eczema Association

National Health Council

National Hemophilia Foundation

National Kidney Foundation

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)

National Patient Advocate Foundation

National Psoriasis Foundation

National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR)

Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation



Public Citizen

Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Susan G. Komen

The AIDS Institute

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Mended Hearts, Inc.



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