I recently received a newsletter from my congressman, Peter Roskam. Mr. Roskam claims to be "Preventing Fraud, Protecting You."
His newsletter states that the government has no intention to verify income when people apply for premium subsidies provided under the Affordable Care Act. That struck me as outrageous and I wanted to register that outrage. However, I thought it prudent to see if there was another side to the issue before I attached my name to it. I ran a quick check online and found that Mr. Roskam's message was, at best, misleading. In fact, there will be verification.
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Regardless of political conviction, people agree that there is confusion about the ACA. I am very disappointed in my congressman in this deliberate effort to misinform and add to the confusion.
This is a classic example of why Americans have such a low approval rating of Congress. This is nothing more than obstruction politics. To suggest that the congressman is protecting us by spreading misinformation is the real outrage here.
Andrew T. Rieder