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flyboyUT

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 6:40:00 PM

Why is this question in the form?
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>>>The Online application draft for healthcare insurance under Obamacare inquires if the applicant would like to register to vote and directs the applicant to a registration page if they answer in the affirmative.

Page 59 of the 61 page draft application, “List of Questions in the Online Application to Support Eligibility Determinations for Enrollment” developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and first reported by The Washington Examiner, asks applicants “Would you like to register to vote?” The “Yes” answer linking to a blank registration form.<<<

Seems to be another case of govt run amok. Sixty One pages to apply for Obamacare? Hey maybe this is a way to reduce it. If they don't answer every question right the first time they are ruled ineligible?????
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 10:51:37 PM

greentre - Legal Citizen as in Starship Troopers by Heinlein? The book not the horrid movie.

It is not the business of the Health folks to register people to vote. It should be harder to register to vote and the system should be more foolproof. We don't need any more people working at polling places who vote six times.
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greentre
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 8:51:47 PM

Every legal Citizen should be registered to vote and provide some form of picture identification to verify who they are when voting.
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BlackGumTree
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 8:49:57 PM

It is stupid to ask an applicant on a federal healthcare form if they would like to register to vote.

Healthcare is good and so is voting but that is not what makes this stupid.

Federal healthcare has nothing to do with voting. Adding anything not pertinent to healthcare on a healthcare form increases the cost of healthcare and as such that is unhealthy in itself.

Second, there is no federal registration of voters. That function is done by the States. The purpose of voter registration is to reduce voter fraud but does not eliminate voter fraud.

Third, I would propose eliminating the need for voter registration by automating it. The automation of it would make voter fraud much more difficult than it is today. I am not discussing the details that would accomplish that here but with automated voter registration, you could only be registered at one place and would only be able to vote once in an election.

So yes, something is wrong with adding voter registration to forms that are meant for other purposes: they all to the cost of the other purpose, they will not significantly increase the number of people voting, and the whole thing of voter registration can be better done by automating it.

The idea is really stupid! Who is the idiot who suggested it?
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michaelphoenix2
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 7:48:42 PM

Personally i think that question should be on every federal or state form you fill out; driver's license, tax forms, etc.

Everyone should be registered to vote.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 7:35:34 PM

michael, agreed.
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michaelphoenix2
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 7:33:18 PM

Why not?

Its an optional yes or no question, and it helps to get more people registered to vote.

There is really no reason to cry foul here.
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 7:21:07 PM

Hey you two - put aside the political parties for once. What is that doing in a 61 page form concerning health care?
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 6:57:33 PM

Getting more people to vote is an issue? Nothing seems wrong with that at all.

Wait, I get it. This may get more of them "taker" folks, i.e. Democrats, on the rolls. Silly of me not to realize that from the get go.



[Edited by: jayrad1957 at 3/25/2013 6:59:44 PM EST]
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michaelphoenix2
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 6:50:45 PM

whats wrong with a question asking them to register to vote???

it should be our goal to get 100% voting participation and a simple yes or no question on a government for on whether they want to register really isn't that big of a deal.

Only a conservative would be upset about registering more people to vote.
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