Monday, March 25, 2013

Obamacare Draft Application Includes Voter Registration

Representative Charles Boustany (R-LA), who leads the Ways and Means subcommittee on Oversight, while reviewing a draft application for Obamacare benefits, found something that in his view seemed to be a bit odd.  On page 59 of the 61-page draft, there was the question "Would you like to register to vote?"  Nowhere in the healthcare law is voting or registration mentioned.  Boustany apparently believes the question to be misleading in that it could cause some applicants to believe that they must register to vote in order to receive the healthcare benefits.  Currently under the 1993 National Voter Registration Act, states must offer voter registration through any office that provides public assistance.  This application, however, was drafted by the Department of Health and Human Services, part of the federal government.

Read more at the Washington Examiner and The Hill.

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