***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9 AT 11:30 AM ET***
Kelley v. Becerra Threatens to End Free Lifesaving Preventive Health Care for 150 Million Americans
Washington, DC — On Friday, September 9, 2022 at 11:30 AM ET, U.S. Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA-03), legal experts and health care advocates will join Protect Our Care for a virtual press conference to discuss the latest developments in the Kelley v. Becerra lawsuit, which threatens lifesaving preventive care services guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The call comes after U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled yesterday to invalidate all of the benefits covered under the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, including lifesaving colorectal and other cancer screenings, depression screenings, hypertension screenings, and access to PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). Judge O’Connor’s ruling also threatens to wipe out free access to contraception, prenatal care, vaccinations, and more. More than 150 million Americans relied on these services in 2020. Read more about the case here.
U.S. Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA-03)
Katie Keith, Georgetown University
Sharita Gruberg, VP for Economic Justice at the National Partnership for Women & Families
Leslie Dach, Chair of Protect Our Care
WHAT: Virtual Press Conference
WHERE: Register for the Event Here
WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2022 at 11:30 AM ET