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Congressional candidate Kinzinger receives help from Rep. Roskam

Posted by wlpo on October 7, 2010

A victim of credit card fraud, Illinois Congressman Peter Roskam touted his bill to fight Medicare fraud at a stop in Ottawa Thursday morning.

The Wheaton Republican was joined by 11th District Congressional candidate Adam Kinzinger.  If elected, Kinzinger promised to support Roskam’s proposal to allocate $500 million for new technology to stop Medicare fraud.

In a time when Republicans want less government spending, Roskam admits his bill is a large investment but is a lot less then the $60 billion Medicare fraud costs taxpayers annually.  He wants the same technology used to find credit card fraud to be used for Medicare.

Kinzinger says Roskam’s legislation is a vital tool for seniors and in the long term will help save Medicare.

Although Roskam says the bill is non-partisan, he’s banking on Republicans doing well enough in the election that he has enough votes next spring.

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