Congresswoman Cindy Axne recently made fear-mongering and totally incorrect comments about the state of our healthcare system in Iowa. She called our hospitals “overrun” by Covid patients and discouraged Iowans from seeking care because of the fake situation she invented.
As a military veteran, I always learned it’s best to keep a steady hand and always tell the truth. Rep. Cindy Axne apparently learned the opposite lesson at some point. Her lies and total fear mongering are causing real harm.
According to Health Care Cost Institute, Mammograms and Pap smears are down 80% since 2019. Childhood immunizations for other diseases like HPV are down ~60 percent. Colonoscopies were down by as much as 90% last year.
The pandemic is already scaring Iowans away from seeking life-saving preventative care and health screenings. It is absolutely shameful that we have a Congresswoman who is stoking these fears with total lies about the state of our healthcare system. If Rep. Cindy Axne has any decency, she herself will publicly correct her lie about Iowa hospitals being “overrun” with Covid and encourage Iowans to go back to seeking life-saving preventative care.