Obamacare: Bringing the Motor Voter Act into the 21st century…
Wisconsin’s MacIver Institute reports:
The MacIver Institute was trying to use HealthCare.gov to compare rates on the Wisconsin exchange on Thursday and Friday. This requires an individual to fill out an application before the rates can be seen. Unfortunately, the website crashed before premium rates could be compared.
However, prior to the website crashing, which was not the first time during the application process, it was discovered that the Obamacare website actually tries to register individuals to vote.
The link is optional, but the question remains, what does registering to vote have to do with signing up for Obamacare?
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services spokesman Brian Cook tells the Washington Post that applications in the insurance marketplace must include the offer of voter registration because the law “requires states to offer voter registration [at] all offices that provide ‘public assistance’ (including Medicaid applications). Because people applying on healthcare.gov could be eligible for either Medicaid or Marketplace coverage, we will be providing info on voter registration to people who request it.”