FACT CHECK: Mourdock Suggested Cutting Cancer Coverage

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REALITY: MOURDOCK CLAIMED EMPLOYERS COULD REFUSE TO PROVIDE CANCER COVERAGE:

Mourdock: Employers Can Refuse To Cover Cancer.
“Of particular interest to the candidate is a mandate that requires an employer to pay for certain services they may be morally opposed to — such as birth control — which Mourdock said he opposes.

But is that fair to the consumer, who may want their birth control covered?

Mourdock’s example was an employer who decided to cover everything but cancer.

‘Does that employer have the right to do it? I would say yes they do if they want to keep their health care costs down but it also means it’s less likely you’re going to want to work here. If that employer wants to get the best employees coming in the door he’s going to offer the best insurance possible.’” [News and Tribune, 6/13/12]


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