Read Related: Can Michelle Obama’s Mamiverse Chat Win The Latino Vote?“This is one I always cite in my speeches: Breast cancer,” Mrs. Obama said. “At a time when you need expensive treatment, insurance companies cannot legally tell you you’ve reached your lifetime limit. These are huge steps. As voters, we need to know [whether] we are going to keep these reforms or see them repealed.”
She expressed her concern for mothers being in the best possible health in order to help their children thrive, and the importance of preventing the Affordable Care Act from being repealed. “Every single woman needs access to the full range of health care. We should be able to make our own choices,” Mrs. Obama stated. With the Affordable Care Act in place, she explained, insurance companies have to cover contraception, mammograms and prenatal care as no extra cost. They cannot charge us more just because we are women, and patients can’t be turned away by an insurance company because of a preexisting condition, such as diabetes, asthma or even pregnancy.