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Could Obamacare add more Democrats to the voter rolls? Yup. (Just as planned)
The Washington Post ^ | September 26, 2013 | Juliet Eilperin and Scott Clement

Posted on 09/30/2013 8:49:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Republicans have plenty of reasons to dislike Obamacare already, but they haven’t focused on one that could affect them in 2014 and beyond: anyone signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act will also have a chance to register to vote.

Before folks start accusing Democrats of engaging in a vast left-wing conspiracy, it’s worth noting this quirk stems from the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (better known as the “Motor Voter” law, because it allowed all Americans to register to vote while renewing their driver’s license).

According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services spokesman Brian Cook, 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.”

Could this give Democrats a political advantage? Potentially, since they stand to benefit the most from a surge in voter registration among those who currently lack insurance. By more than a 2 to 1 ratio, uninsured Americans supported Barack Obama over Republican Mitt Romney in a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll last summer (62 to 27 percent)....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: democrats; gop; motorvoter; obamacare
It's all coming together, and the GOP-e could care less, as long as they get to ride on the gravy train.
1 posted on 09/30/2013 8:49:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

40 million without insurance will now have it for free. This is better than an ObamaPhone. You can bet they’ll be dems.


2 posted on 09/30/2013 8:50:59 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They still have to pull it off without a train wreck. My understanding is they still do not have the necessary mega-software suite remotely ready, even after 3 years.

They are going to take PAPER APPLICATIONS ONLY “for now.”

This could be fun. Millions of apps from bogus persons, etc.


3 posted on 09/30/2013 8:53:25 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not only will Obama and the Dems get everything they want (and more) in ObamaCare; they’ll also get amnesty for illegals, and Cap & Trade. All of this and more with the GOP-e’s blessing.

I knew we were finished the night Obama won the election. There is nothing left to save.


4 posted on 09/30/2013 8:55:32 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep. That’s where the $67 Million 0Care missing slush fund went. To pay off ALL pols who are supporting this monstrosity against the will of The People.


5 posted on 09/30/2013 8:57:19 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

EVERY PERSON IN THE COUNTRY is required to sign up for this, which means Democrats will have a database, and fraudulent absentee ballot, for every person in the country. AS INTENDED....


6 posted on 09/30/2013 8:59:21 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: umgud

But you have to factor in all the young lefty LIV’s who will be outraged that they can no longer NOT have health insurance without paying up. This is a substantial number of late 20ish to early 30ish kiddies.


7 posted on 09/30/2013 8:59:49 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mark


8 posted on 09/30/2013 9:00:06 PM PDT by sport
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To: All

the demographics of this country pretty much mean that the gop can only hope for white, hetero, Christian males as reliable voters.
if you are black, Hispanic, female, gay, jewish, the dems have promised you something. those groups look at the ballet and pull the lever for the guy with the d.
the only way I can think of to fix this is that all republicans run as dems. then, the acorn crowd would have to actually research that particular candidate. doubt it.


9 posted on 09/30/2013 9:00:31 PM PDT by willywill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Motor Voter is our downfall. Our Dept of Motor Vehicles office (where you go to get a driver’s license) looks like the United Nations. It’s full of foreigners, most of whom I would bet are illegal, and every one of them gets registered to vote in addition to getting a driver’s license. Then we wonder why we lose election after election.


10 posted on 09/30/2013 9:01:28 PM PDT by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

0bama’s HHS will use lots of “APPROVED” stamps before the 2014 midterm elections. After the election the stamps will be replaced by “DENIED” stamps.


11 posted on 09/30/2013 9:01:43 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With each passing day it becomes that much more difficult to take all the entitlements away. We’re in the midst of something that should be stopped.


12 posted on 09/30/2013 9:08:39 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

We’re in the midst of something that should be stopped.
_____________________________________________________

Should be, but it won’t.


13 posted on 09/30/2013 9:10:26 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: tcrlaf

Not everybody:

VA, Affordable Care Act and You

What is the Affordable Care Act?

The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, was created to expand access to coverage, control health care costs and improve health care quality and care coordination. The health care law does not change VA health benefits or Veterans’ out-of-pocket costs.

Three things you should know:
1 VA wants all Veterans to receive health care that improves their health and well-being.
2 If you are enrolled in VA health care, you don’t need to take additional steps to meet the health care law coverage standards. The health care law does not change VA health benefits or Veterans’ out-of-pocket costs.
3 If you are not enrolled in VA health care, you can apply at any time.

Veterans Enrolled in VA Health Care

The good news is that Veterans enrolled in VA health care programs have health coverage that meets the new health care law’s standard. You do not have to take any additional steps to have health coverage. Read more if enrolled…

Veterans Not Enrolled in VA Health Care

Veterans not currently enrolled in VA health care program can apply for enrollment at any time. Read more about enrolling…

Family Members

VA offers health care benefits for certain family members of Veterans through programs such as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) and the Spina Bifida program. Read more about VA family programs…

Your family members who are not enrolled in a VA health care program should use the Marketplace to get coverage.

Additional Health Care Law Information

We understand you may have questions about the health care law and how it might affect you and your family. We compiled basic information about the health care law to help you make informed decisions about your health care. Let us know if you have questions regarding the health care law and your VA health care at 1-877-222-VETS (8387). After all, ensuring you receive quality health care is not just our obligation, it’s also our privilege.

http://www.va.gov/health/aca/


14 posted on 09/30/2013 9:11:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: umgud

It isn’t free...the rest of us suckers have to pay for it or go to jail.


15 posted on 09/30/2013 9:13:18 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I commented about this earlier. Republicans should seize the opportunity to require photo ID be issued at the time of application to vote.


16 posted on 09/30/2013 9:22:53 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That would shut it down for good.


17 posted on 09/30/2013 9:29:02 PM PDT by boycott
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To: holyscroller
That was the plan. Auto-Fraudo was designed by Cloward and Piven. You can see them behind the impeached former president as he signed the bill to dilute the vote.
18 posted on 09/30/2013 9:31:23 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: umgud
40 million without insurance will now have it for free. This is better than an ObamaPhone. You can bet they’ll be dems.

And when unknown millions of illegal aliens are amnestied,the next Obama project, conservatives need not bother to vote in national elections.

19 posted on 09/30/2013 9:33:34 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Artcore
I knew we were finished the night Obama won the election. There is nothing left to save.

You're right. The 2012 presidential election was our last chance. Even with Romney/Ryan. I know the hard core on FR won't agree.

20 posted on 09/30/2013 9:35:55 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Travis McGee

“I needs to gets my obamacare.”

“Can I see your I.D., please?”

“That’s racist!”

“Okay, fill this out. And you can print if you can’t write cursive.”

“Don’t be cursivin’ ats me!”


21 posted on 09/30/2013 9:36:46 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: umgud

By the time they realize the crappy state of care they’ll be getting though, it will be too late!


22 posted on 09/30/2013 10:38:15 PM PDT by blondee123 (DICTATORSHIP HAS ARRIVED! Nov. 6, 2012)
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