Scarlett Johannson Promotes Romney Cancer Screening Scare, but Ignores ObamaCare Decrease in Screening Mammograms

Ms. Johannson, who has been known to  personally e-correspond with President Obama for several years,  is featured in a recent pro-Obama ad where she declares that Mitt Romney wants to end “cancer screening” for women.

Ironically,  on June 26, 2012, a Mayo Clinic study  reported a decrease in screening mammograms which resulted from a ruling by an obscure panel of “experts” empowered by … you guessed it – ObamaCare!   In November, 2009, this panel decided that mammography screening, for women between 40 and 49 years of age did not need to be covered.  This decision, reached without a single oncologist or breast cancer expert on the panel, was widely criticized by many groups of true experts, including the American College of Radiology (ACR) , the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology,(ACOG), etc.

Despite amendments offered by Senator Barbara Mikulski and Senator David Vitter to fix this bureaucratic mess, the Mayo Clinic study indicates that mammography rates have fallen by 6% as a result of the confusion caused among patients and doctors by this disastrous decision.  This means that 54,000 fewer women in this age group have had mammograms in 2010.

Does Ms. Johannson care that it is the policies of her hero, Mr. Obama, that are responsible for this proven decrease in breast cancer screening?  It seems not.  She would rather blame Mitt Romney for hypothetical decreases in screening that have not yet occurred, and, which, in fact, will never occur.

Folks, pay attention to the details.  It is section 2713 of ObamaCare, not Mitt Romney, that will be responsible for the unnecessary breast cancer deaths that are virtually  guaranteed by the November, 2009 United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) decision regarding mammography.  For more information on this read my comprehensive post on the impact of ObamaCare on mammography

Learn to be skeptical of the self-serving, self-righteous story lines offered by these political shills – despite their ability to convey emotion, they care little for you or yours.

The Skeptic

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