CLAIM: The ad claims Greenfield will stand up to insurance companies and lower prescription drug costs.
REALITY CHECK: The Democrats’ radical health care agenda would cost trillions and cause massive disruptions to private plans, resulting in monumental tax hikes and higher premiums.
- The so-called “public option,” which many Democrats have embraced, would “guarantee massive disruptions” to private plans
- This plan would require “tax increases nearly as large as those put forward by Sanders and Warren” for their Medicare for All plans, which would cost at least $32 trillion
- It would result in hospitals having to find ways to make up for lost revenue “by charging higher prices to private insurers, resulting in higher health insurance premiums for everybody else”
- Senator Ernst has led the charge to protect those with preexisting conditions through the Protect Act, and she works with Senator Grassley to lower the cost of prescription drugs.
CLAIM: The ad claims that Greenfield is “refusing to take one dime in corporate PAC money.”
REALITY CHECK: Greenfield has taken hundreds of thousands in contributions from corporate-funded leadership PACs, as well as a half-million dollars from corporate CEOs, executives and lobbyists.
“As Chuck Schumer runs Greenfield’s campaign from D.C., Iowans can see through the Swampy tactics of spreading lies and deception,” said Aaron Britt, spokesperson for the Republican Party of Iowa. “It’s clear Greenfield is already controlled by Washington. There’s only one candidate in the race that has a record of standing up for Iowans and making Washington Squeal, and that’s Joni Ernst.”