Carly Fiorina Falsely Claims ObamaCare Would Harm Breast Cancer Patients
Republicans continue to put out false information about the Affordable Care Act, as Carly Fiorina did to Candy Crowley on CNN:
CROWLEY: There’s prevention in the new bill, right?
FIORINA: The new protocols that have come down as a result of Obamacare would have been very deleterious to my personal health.
But as Amanda at Think Progress notes:
For one thing, Obamacare requires insurers to cover preventive services — like mammograms — at no additional cost and so far, more than 45 million women have taken advantage of the provision. Additionally, the health care reform law ensures that insurance companies cannot deny coverage because of pre-existing conditions, so cancer survivors — like Fiorina — cannot be denied coverage. The law also ensures that patients do not have to pay co-pays for cancer screenings.