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To the Editor:
I recently learned that I am a part of the newly redrawn 6th Congressional district in which Congressman Peter Roskam is running for reelection.
Congressman Roskam is a fiscal conservative and a firmbeliever that private industry job creation is the key to the reversal of President Obama’s current policies that favor higher tax rates and even heavier federal spending. Roskam also favors the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and will work in a bipartisan manner to fix the real problems in our healthcare system. He is fully aware that Obamacare is a job killer and will have a devastating affect on the US economy.
The US Chamber of Commerce released a study not too long ago asking over 1,200 small business executives asking how Obamacare will affect hiring practices. 72% of the small businesses studied said the new healthcare law will make it harder for them to hire and for many it would force them to reduce the size of their business.
Most devastating in the healthcare bill is the Independent Payment Advisory Board; a panel of 15 unelected bureaucrats who will decide how much doctors and hospitals will be paid for medical procedures under Medicare if spending goals are exceeded, seen as a sure bet. This panel will have extraordinary power by being able to reduce the reimbursement for procedures they deem too expensive or “unproductive”. If the reimbursement to doctors and hospitals is below cost, those providers will avoid performing them; denying life-saving treatment to seniors.
We need Congressman Roskam back in Congress. Please join me in re-electing Congressman Peter Roskam on November 6th.
St. Charles, IL