U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) spoke about the tax code at a Wednesday Naperville Chamber of Commerce luncheon, calling the code a disaster. However, members of Citizen Action/Illinois, a public interest political coalition, used the opportunity to protest Roskam's stance on health care and immigration. Read the full press release below:
On August 21, more than 20 people gathered outside Representative Roskam's Chamber "townhall" to demand he get out of the way of health care implementation and immigration reform. Andy Kurz, former Blue Cross Wisconsin CFO, was on hand to talk to reporters about the need for health care reform and to respond to Roskam's cynical perspective of the ACA.
"Over 93,000 people will qualify for the Exchange in the 6th District, including 45,000 that can't buy insurance today," stated Andy Kurz. "The law works and Representative Roskam knows it works."
Citizen Action/Illinois and Protect Your Care/Americans United for Change will continue to shadow Congressional members and get the word out about the ACA. Citizen Action/IL joined with ICIRR and OFA at Wednesday's event and will work with these organizations in September to build momentum on the October 1 opening of the Health Benefits Exchange.