Obamavote: Healthcare application will help register Democrat voters, too

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    Obamavote: Healthcare application will help register Democrat voters, too

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/obamavote-healthcare-application-registers-voters-too/article/2525323

    The 61-page online Obamacare draft application for health care includes asking if the applicant wants to register to vote, raising the specter that pro-Obama groups being tapped to help Americans sign up for the program will also steer them to register with the Democratic Party.

    On page 59, after numerous questions about the applicant's identity and qualification for Obamacare, comes the question: "Would you like to register to vote?" The placement of the question could lead some to believe they have to register to vote to get health care.

    In the introduction of the document, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services declare: "This document-the 'questionnaire'-represents each possible item that may need to be asked for successful eligibility determinations."

    Boustany, a Louisiana Republican, said the application raises two alarming issues: What does HHS plan to do with all the information it collects on each applicant and will pro-Obama groups like AARP and Families USA that might be tapped as "navigators" to sign people up to Obamacare, steer them to register as Democrats. Others have indicated that groups like Planned Parenthood and ACORN could also act as a navigator.

    In his letter, Boustany demands from HHS guidance for the navigator program, especially whether they will be encouraged to ask applicants about their voting status. He set an April 8 deadline for HHS' response.

    He added that the Affordable Care Act does not let HHS probe into an applicant's choice to vote. What's more, he said the Paperwork Reduction Act requires that federal agencies seek only information needed to do their job.

    "While the health care law requires that government agencies collect vast information about Americans' personal lives, it does not give your department an interest in whether individual Americans choose to vote," wrote Boustany.

    Goes together like "peas and carrots" :  Sign up for free government stuff=vote Democrat !

     
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    Re: Obamavote: Healthcare application will help register Democrat voters, too

    Yeah, its horrible to register people to vote.  So undemocratic.

    And ACORN hasn't existed for nearly 3 years.  Time to find a new bogeyman.

     
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    Re: Obamavote: Healthcare application will help register Democrat voters, too

    If the ACA is as bad as some conservatives claim, they should relish the chance to distance themselves from it at every stage - as they've always done.

    When those millions of people who don't have insurance are finally put on the rolls, they should know who made it possible.

    Or will this be another case - like the '09 stimulus - of some repub pols eventually trying to take credit for a policy they were vehemently against....

     

     

     
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    Re: Obamavote: Healthcare application will help register Democrat voters, too

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    Yeah, its horrible to register people to vote.  So undemocratic.

    And ACORN hasn't existed for nearly 3 years.  Time to find a new bogeyman.



    I hear ACORN was simply re-branded.

    For oyu liberals, that is a business term for changing your name.

    Darrell Issa released a report stating that ACORN “is attempting to rebrand itself without instituting real reforms or removing senior leadership figures that need to be held accountable for wrongdoing. These newly renamed organizations are like career criminal who adopt aliases without changing their criminal lifestyles.” 

     
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    Re: Obamavote: Healthcare application will help register Democrat voters, too

    In response to MattyScornD's comment:

    If the ACA is as bad as some conservatives claim, they should relish the chance to distance themselves from it at every stage - as they've always done.

    When those millions of people who don't have insurance are finally put on the rolls, they should know who made it possible.

    Or will this be another case - like the '09 stimulus - of some repub pols eventually trying to take credit for a policy they were vehemently against....

     

     



    Who cares if poor people are forced onto insurance plans they still can't afford?

    What happened to truly helpingthe poor?

     
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    http://washingtonexaminer.com/obamavote-healthcare-application-registers-voters-too/article/2525323

    The 61-page online Obamacare draft application for health care includes asking if the applicant wants to register to vote, raising the specter that pro-Obama groups being tapped to help Americans sign up for the program will also steer them to register with the Democratic Party.

    On page 59, after numerous questions about the applicant's identity and qualification for Obamacare, comes the question: "Would you like to register to vote?" The placement of the question could lead some to believe they have to register to vote to get health care.

    In the introduction of the document, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services declare: "This document-the 'questionnaire'-represents each possible item that may need to be asked for successful eligibility determinations."

    Boustany, a Louisiana Republican, said the application raises two alarming issues: What does HHS plan to do with all the information it collects on each applicant and will pro-Obama groups like AARP and Families USA that might be tapped as "navigators" to sign people up to Obamacare, steer them to register as Democrats. Others have indicated that groups like Planned Parenthood and ACORN could also act as a navigator.

    In his letter, Boustany demands from HHS guidance for the navigator program, especially whether they will be encouraged to ask applicants about their voting status. He set an April 8 deadline for HHS' response.

    He added that the Affordable Care Act does not let HHS probe into an applicant's choice to vote. What's more, he said the Paperwork Reduction Act requires that federal agencies seek only information needed to do their job.

    "While the health care law requires that government agencies collect vast information about Americans' personal lives, it does not give your department an interest in whether individual Americans choose to vote," wrote Boustany.

    Goes together like "peas and carrots" :  Sign up for free government stuff=vote Democrat !



    Well, what do you expect?  This is big government looking for ways to grow bigger.

     
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    Re: Obamavote: Healthcare application will help register Democrat voters, too

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    When those millions of people who don't have insurance are finally put on the rolls, they should know who made it possible.



    Couldnt have put it better myself.....free stuff= vote for Democrats.

     
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    Re: Obamavote: Healthcare application will help register Democrat voters, too

    In response to MattyScornD's comment:

    If the ACA is as bad as some conservatives claim, they should relish the chance to distance themselves from it at every stage - as they've always done.

    When those millions of people who don't have insurance are finally put on the rolls, they should know who made it possible.

    Or will this be another case - like the '09 stimulus - of some repub pols eventually trying to take credit for a policy they were vehemently against....

     

     



    Wait a minute...do you think the stimulus worked?  Really?

     

     
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    Re: Obamavote: Healthcare application will help register Democrat voters, too

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    In response to MattyScornD's comment:

     

    If the ACA is as bad as some conservatives claim, they should relish the chance to distance themselves from it at every stage - as they've always done.

    When those millions of people who don't have insurance are finally put on the rolls, they should know who made it possible.

    Or will this be another case - like the '09 stimulus - of some repub pols eventually trying to take credit for a policy they were vehemently against....

     

     

     



    Wait a minute...do you think the stimulus worked?  Really?

     

     



    Not really...it was far too small to affect the damage already caused to that point.  Including the one-third that were comprised of tax cuts.

    Regardless, some repub pols indeed ended up taking credit for the stimulus dollars spent in their districts.

     

     
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    Re: Obamavote: Healthcare application will help register Democrat voters, too

    Who started this discussion James O'Keefe ?

     
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    Re: Obamavote: Healthcare application will help register Democrat voters, too

    In response to MattyScornD's comment:

     

    In response to skeeter20's comment:

     

    In response to MattyScornD's comment:

     

    If the ACA is as bad as some conservatives claim, they should relish the chance to distance themselves from it at every stage - as they've always done.

    When those millions of people who don't have insurance are finally put on the rolls, they should know who made it possible.

    Or will this be another case - like the '09 stimulus - of some repub pols eventually trying to take credit for a policy they were vehemently against....

     

     

     



    Wait a minute...do you think the stimulus worked?  Really?

     

     

     



    Not really...it was far too small to affect the damage already caused to that point.  Including the one-third that were comprised of tax cuts.

     

    Regardless, some repub pols indeed ended up taking credit for the stimulus dollars spent in their districts.

     

     



    That's an interesting take.  It is exactly what Fredrich Hayek predicted liberals would say when there programs failed, that the problem wasn't the program, the problem was we didn't do enough, or long enough or go big enough.

     

    Of course, Hayek also points out that you would be wrong.  Not saying you don't believe that, but in terms of economics, it is the wrong conclusion.

    as Milt Friedman once said, one of the great mistakes is to judge programs by their intentions rather than their results.

    The stimulus was intended to turn the economy around and provide jobs. It did neither, and it wasn't because it was too small (my lord, how can anyone call 800 billion too small!), it was because it was a stupid idea.

     

    as far as the republican taking claim for some gems in amoungst the goo, who care?  The republicans are showing themselves to be the worst kind of fools.  They actually think Obama can be reasoned with.

     
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