After reading George Alger’s many letters, I wonder how long his nose has become. Is he angling for a role as Pinocchio or Cyrano de Bergerac?
In his latest letter to the Mountain Democrat, Alger claims that Congress exempted itself from the Affordable Care Act. As usual, he gets his “facts” wrong; Congress did not exempt itself from the ACA. Congressmen and their staffers now enrolled under FEHBA (Federal Employees Health Benefits Act) will have to switch to ACA coverage. What has not changed, however, is the health premium subsidy that the federal government provides to all federal workers. This is a practice commonly followed by large employers and Uncle Sam needs to continue this practice if it wants to attract good employees.
Why does George Alger keep getting things so consistently wrong when a simple detour to Factcheck.org or similar Websites would set him straight? Mr. Alger is not interested in facts or truth, only in reinforcing his biases and of those who, like him, live in the Teahadist bubble.