A common misperception: Facts in letters to the editor are up to the writer. The Star isn't responsible for inaccurate statements.
No way. Letters are fact-checked, and anything wrong is subject to a correction, just like anything else.
An emailer (but only one, and that shocks me) noticed that a letter last Friday restated a ubiquitous bit of chain email nonsense -- that Congress voted to exempt itself from the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare.