My congressman Peter Roskam (IL-6) has spent the past six years fear mongering over health care reform, now covering 16 million previously uninsured. For the full year during its gestation and five years of its existence, Roskam has been one of the most feverish advocates promoting the GOP's signature campaign to destroy President Obama's presidency by preventing health care reform. Roskam refused to even read the ACA
But now that the ACA's five year success has been certified by those 16 million newly insured, expected costs of the ACA 20% less than expected (according the Congressional Budget Office), number of part time workers seeking full time work reduced drastically, private sector job growth soaring since its full implementation in 2014, Roskam's connection to reality remains non-existent. Go to his congressional website www.roskam.house.gov
and the first pop up is:
"Inspector General for the Affordable Care Act - because the public deserves answers - Roskam.House.Gov
This is followed by:
"Roskam, community leaders tout legislation blocking job killing Obamacare regulations"
This concerns Roskam's vote for the hilariously named "Repealing the JOB KILLING Health Care law". Gee, I can just hear Roskam adding: "Pay no attention to those 62 straight months of private sector job growth that have created over 12 million jobs."
But it gets worse. Click the issues link on heath care and you get this delusional nonsense:
" The health care law has resulted in higher premiums, decreased care, and government bureaucrats standing between you and your doctor. This is unacceptable. In my oversight role on the Ways and Means Committee, I am working to ensure the American health care system is the best in the world, and that families are not forced to pay more for diminished care."
No, Congressman, you are simply a sad caricature of a decent, humane congressman charged with improving the lives of your constituents. You take advantage of the pathetic fact that only 5% of Americans know the ACA has cost much less than expected while giving a health care lifeline to 16 million Americans. If it were up to you, they'd still be without. Thanks for nothing.
NOTE: Congressman Roskam can be contacted at 202-225-4561