Many Americans would skip preventive care if courts dismantle the requirement for payers to cover preventive care with no cost sharing, a survey by Morning Consult found.
The ACA currently requires payers to cover 12 preventive services with no cost sharing for members. In September 2022, a federal judge in Texas ruled the provision is unconstitutional, though the case is likely to be tied up in appeals for years.
Cancer screenings were the preventive service individuals were most likely to say they would pay out of pocket for, with 46 percent of respondents saying they would be willing to pay out of pocket for the service.
Just 21 percent of respondents said they would pay out of pocket for smoking cessation services and unhealthy drug use screening.
For 11 of the 12 preventive services covered, at least 2 in 5 poll respondents said they are unwilling to pay out of pocket for the cost.
Morning Consult surveyed 2,199 adults between Jan. 28 and 29. The poll has a margin of error of 2 percent.
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