Stronger Together: Women’s Health – 2012 Democratic National Convention Video

Stronger Together: Women’s Health – 2012 Democratic National Convention Video


[BARACK OBAMA] Four years ago, I delivered on my promise
to pass health reform before the end of my first term. The Affordable Care Act helps make sure you
don’t have to worry about going broke just because one of your loved ones gets sick.
Insurance companies can no longer place lifetime limits on your care. They can no longer jack
up your premiums without reason. They can no longer drop your coverage when you need
it most. They can no longer discriminate against children with preexisting conditions. And
pretty sure they’ll no longer be able to deny you coverage based on a preexisting condition
like breast cancer or cervical cancer or charge you more for care just because you’re a woman. Obamacare secured new access to preventive
care like mammograms and cancer screenings with no copay, no deductible, no out-of-pocket
costs for more than 20 million women. And now most health plans are going to begin
covering the cost of contraceptive care. Now, understand, this is crucial for women’s health.
I don’t think that your boss should get to control the healthcare that you get. I don’t
think insurance companies should control the care that you get. I don’t think politicians
should control the care that you get. I think there’s one person to make these decisions
on healthcare, and that is you.

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