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Health care reform group is wrong again

By Louis Jacobson
Published on Friday, September 18th, 2009 at 6:12 p.m.

Earlier this week we examined a new ad by Health Care for America Now, a group supporting the Democrats' reform plan.

The ad earned a Barely True for its claim that insurance companies pay CEOs $24 million per year.

Now, we're checking another claim from the same ad, that health insurance companies deny one in five treatments prescribed by doctors. The group cited a California study, but when we did some digging, we found that wasn't the case. We rated it False .

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