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Obama-Care Site Includes Voter Registration Option

FromFox News:

Crash-prone ObamaCare site also includes voter registration option

October 14, 2013

The federal website that enrolls Americans in ObamaCare also asks applicants if they want to register to vote, raising questions about why the Obama administration would further complicate an already crash-prone website.

Thirty six states are using the federal site – also called exchanges or market places — to enroll customers in government-mandated health insurance.

At least four other states — California, Connecticut, New York, Vermont and Wisconsin — also are asking or intend to ask customers if they want to register to vote.

“The [website] launch has not gone well,” Nick Novak, a spokesman for the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, which noticed the voter-registration question on the Wisconsin site, told FoxNews.com on Monday. “Why are they cluttering up the site?”

Mr. Novak must be very young or maybe he is just being facetious.

Novak, who has unsuccessfully tried numerous times over the past week to click through the site, also argues officials should have at least posed the question after customers sign up for insurance.

However, government officials have defended putting the question on the exchanges, citing federal law.

Brian Cook, a spokesman for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said in August the exchanges must include the question, under the 1993 National Voter Registration Act. The law requires states to offer voter registration at government offices that provide public assistance.

Even if that is true, the federal Obama-Care site is not run by a state.

Brett Healy, president of the Wisconsin-based MacIver Institute, suggests that including the question could backfire on Democrats.

"The president should be careful what he wishes for,” he said. "While he counted on young people to win the presidency, many are now experiencing ObamaCare sticker shock."

What an optimist.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Obama-Care Site Includes Voter Registration Option”

  1. captstubby

    “states to offer… ”

    this just fuels the confution and the growing “getting Pis..ed Off “more and more in this Nation.
    which will add to the same attitude of “No Difference in Canidates” and low voter turn out .
    and will result in the oxymoron ,The Same” Change.”

    Lenin, when advising on how to advance a cause, wrote: “Probe with a bayonet: if you meet steel, stop. If you meet mush, then push.”

  2. I’ll bet the Registration function works. Every time. Whether you want it to or not.

    “Hey! I’m not a Registered Democrat!”
    “This Official ACA Form says you are, sir.”
    “We need to change that.”
    “I don’t know how to do that, sir. There’s no Function Button for delisting your Preference.”

  3. wirenut

    Where’s the separation of politic’s and state? Oop’s!

  4. Rusty Shackleford

    “The [website] launch has not gone well,” Nick Novak, a spokesman for the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, which noticed the voter-registration question on the Wisconsin site, told FoxNews.com on Monday. “Why are they cluttering up the site?”
    —————————-

    Just gotta ask, “What would MacIver do?”

  5. canary

    A guest on FOX said the health care site tells users their information they give on the internet wiil not be private. He said the government can sell your information.


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