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What if Obamacare Was Never About Our Health?
Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2013 | Diana West

Posted on 11/01/2013 2:50:59 PM PDT by Kaslin

Could Obamacare be the biggest voter registration fraud scheme in the history of the world?

This is the bombshell assessment of a pair of conservative activists: Gregg Phillips, founder of Voters Trust, and Catherine Engelbrecht of True the Vote. Both groups are conservative nonprofits focused on election integrity.

What helped Phillips and Engelbrecht draw this conclusion, which Breitbart News reported this week, is almost as amazing as the conclusion itself: Left-wing groups and media have for some time been openly discussing Obamacare as a vehicle for so-called Motor Voter registration. Motor Voter is the law that makes voter registration a part of driver's license applications. In fact, the 1993 law also requires any government office that provides "public assistance" to make voter registration part of the process. Since many applicants applying for coverage in the Obamacare "insurance marketplace" -- the infamously malfunctioning healthcare.gov website -- will be eligible for Medicaid (public assistance), not "Marketplace coverage," voter registration by law must be part of the available health insurance package.

Presto -- 68 million voters, registered with the help of Obamacare "navigators." Wanna bet whether these new voters will trend Democrat or Republican?

Of course, "presto" doesn't literally describe the pace of this massive voter registration project, but just give it time. This is the finding, not of conservatives Phillips and Engelbrecht, but of a report by Demos, a left-wing organization funded by George Soros. The report's title says it all: "Building a Healthy Democracy: Registering 68 Million People to Vote through Health Benefit Exchanges."

Conservative commentator and former New York Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey has written about this aspect of Obamacare, highlighting similar evidence in the program of a "cynical scheme of enrolling Democratic voters." Earlier this year, McCaughey noted that the Obamacare law "outsourced" the all-important job of enrolling the uninsured in health plans to community organizations. Why does this matter? McCaughey explained it this way: "Community activists" -- Obamacare "navigators" --- "can say and do things that government employees can't, such as urging people to register as Democrats." She continued: "There is nothing wrong with encouraging voting. But a government employee (for example, at the DMV) is legally barred from saying you should become a Democrat. A community organizer can say it and will. ... The Obama health law transforms community organizations into a fifth estate with steady government funding but without government rules."

Could registering millions of new Democrats always have been the main goal of Obamacare? Phillips and Engelbrecht absolutely think so. They believe "all of those promises about health care were never meant to be true," Breitbart reports. Instead, they see the massive new program as a means "to collect personal data and voter registration information and share it with the federal government, which would in turn share it with left-wing groups ... to conduct what is essentially a taxpayer-funded Get-Out-The-Vote operation for the Democratic Party."

If this is so, it certainly would help explain the striking sangfroid of the Obama White House in the midst of the epically hot and sweaty chaos of the disastrous medical program rollout.

So where does "fraud" potentially enter the process? To begin with, the application process includes no mechanism for income verification. An applicant can claim zero income and be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. States are already sorting through thousands of Medicaid applications via Obamacare and, as Breitbart reports, "most of those applications will likely be hastily approved." After that, a voter registration card is mailed out automatically. In other words, "no human being ever sees the card between the time someone logs onto healthcare.gov to type any information, true or untrue, into the system and when a card is mailed out. At that point, when the card shows up in the mail, whoever receives it just needs to sign it and mail it back to the authorities, and they will have registered to vote without ever being in front of any official person."

Sounds rife with fraud potential to me.

Phillips notes a big legal loophole. The Obama administration is interpreting an Internet click on the Obamacare website as a visit to a physical government office. "The law is clear," Phillips said of Motor Voter. "It states that all of this (voter registration) has to happen in an office, face-to-face with an individual."

Engelbrecht flagged another point. Unlike other Motor Voter provisions, an applicant actually has to opt out of voter registration. The inevitable uptick in voter registrations via community organization "Navigators," Engelbrecht believes, will allow, as Breitbart puts it, "left-wing organizations to search and target voters using information the federal government collected in a way that has never been seen before."

Maybe that's why the community organizer who became president doesn't seem in any way abashed -- not even about having been caught in the colossal lie he repeated, apparently to lure people into supporting his health plan, claiming Americans who wanted to keep their doctors and their insurance plans, could do so. (Even the Washington Post "Fact Checker" column gave him "four Pinnochios" on this count, indicating "Whoppers.") There is a weird sense of disconnection from the whole fiasco, as if it were no fiasco at all.

Maybe it's not.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: abortion; corruption; deathpanels; obamacare; voterfraud; zerocare

1 posted on 11/01/2013 2:50:59 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Yeesh! Obamacare was never about your health, my health or anyone’s health. It was all about the ruling class and elites controlling this country.


2 posted on 11/01/2013 2:53:03 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: Parmy

And they can’t do that without unarming us.


3 posted on 11/01/2013 2:57:24 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Obama: A dark spot in this country's history.)
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To: Kaslin

Well, they are selling insurance not health care. It’s a GHIP! (Government Health Insurance Plans)


4 posted on 11/01/2013 3:00:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Kaslin

As Paul Harvey would say, “And now you know the rest of the story.”


5 posted on 11/01/2013 3:04:44 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Kaslin

No tort reform. Trial lawyers like the honorable John Edwards won. Dirtbags like Obama won. The rest of us lose.


6 posted on 11/01/2013 3:08:05 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Kaslin

What if the Sun came up everyday?

What if a bear lived in the woods?

What if the pope was Catholic?

What if Glaobal Warming was a scam?


7 posted on 11/01/2013 3:08:31 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Kaslin
Valerie Jarrett is the Queen of voter registration schemes.

This is how she clawed her way to power in Chicago.

No doubt she is behind this scheme.

8 posted on 11/01/2013 3:08:32 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Kaslin
"Could registering millions of new Democrats always have been the main goal of Obamacare? Phillips and Engelbrecht absolutely think so. They believe "all of those promises about health care were never meant to be true," Breitbart reports. Instead, they see the massive new program as a means "to collect personal data and voter registration information and share it with the federal government, which would in turn share it with left-wing groups ... to conduct what is essentially a taxpayer-funded Get-Out-The-Vote operation for the Democratic Party." "

Gather enough evidence that this is so, and I wonder if a 4th amendment challenge can be mounted, not to mention leveraging that favorite of abortion rights people--the right to privacy under that "penumbra" they're so found of touting.

9 posted on 11/01/2013 3:10:24 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: Kaslin

never about care
always about control
control production of health care
control distribution of health care
control everything


10 posted on 11/01/2013 3:10:40 PM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains' obama's Americaas ord)
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To: Kaslin

It wasn’t.


11 posted on 11/01/2013 3:11:30 PM PDT by sport
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To: Sergio
As Paul Harvey would say, “And now you know the rest of the story.”

No, not yet. Not until you get to the real denouement, the one with death camps and body counts.

12 posted on 11/01/2013 3:15:33 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Tench_Coxe
....the right to privacy under that "penumbra" they're so found of touting.

Oh, no, of course not. "Privacy" is for real people, not phony Tea Party people.

13 posted on 11/01/2013 3:17:19 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Kaslin

It’s about control of you, your information and your money....has nothing to do with healthcare it’s a scam


14 posted on 11/01/2013 3:17:55 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Kaslin

Who ever thought it was about our health? It was and is always about government control over every aspect of our lives.


15 posted on 11/01/2013 3:26:20 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

Exactly right.


16 posted on 11/01/2013 3:31:57 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Kaslin

What do you mean with “What if”?


17 posted on 11/01/2013 3:43:44 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Kaslin
What if Obamacare Was Never About Our Health?

LMBO!!
What kind of moron hasn't understood from the very beginning that communist healthcare is the shoehorn for inserting every other element of communism down America's throat? Oh... That's right. The home of the brave and the land of morons RE-ELECTED the African communist piece of sh**.

Nevermind.

18 posted on 11/01/2013 3:50:22 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Kaslin

Could Obamacare be the biggest voter registration fraud scheme in the history of the world?


If you like your “one man one vote”, you will be able to keep your “one man one vote”. Period.

If you like your franchise, you will be able to keep your franchise. Period.

No one will take them away. No matter what.


19 posted on 11/01/2013 3:52:16 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation sucks.)
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To: Kaslin

How long will the people have to put up with this substandard government and its substandard leaders?


20 posted on 11/01/2013 4:02:31 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama - "I will stand with the Muslims")
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To: Parmy

Yep, it was never about health. Its about control


21 posted on 11/01/2013 4:11:44 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: Old Yeller

“And they can’t do that without unarming us.”

They did this without a shot fired.


22 posted on 11/01/2013 4:12:43 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Kaslin
It was never about our health. It was ALWAYS about the Dems getting control of 1/6 of the American economy. The voter registration fraud is just the sprinkles on the top of the ice cream cone. And registering by telephone, there is not a way to check for eligibility to vote.........no surprise there!
23 posted on 11/01/2013 4:20:19 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Parmy

The political Elites and their Dictator want to control every facet of your life and death!!!


24 posted on 11/01/2013 4:39:19 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Kaslin

Luckily not enough future voters can log on.


25 posted on 11/01/2013 4:41:45 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Carry me back

A speculation but... I am of the opinion most people losing their healthplans are hard working middle class folks (like those who vote GOP?). So Obama(not)Care is really about punishing any of us who DARE oppose the king and his DemWit Brown(or is it purple)shirts!

The voter fraud is already out there... more so to create votes outta thin air than to really register more people. If no ID is required corrupt big city DemonRat election supervisors can just manufacture the votes they need... who needs a body when you have a computer? Provided of course it doesn’t crash.


26 posted on 11/01/2013 4:55:10 PM PDT by FiddlePig
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To: Kaslin
Voter Registration - This and Amnesty will seal the deal!
27 posted on 11/01/2013 5:28:55 PM PDT by Baynative (I meant to write a different story in my diary. But that's life, I guess.)
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To: Kaslin

It’s about radically increasing confiscatory tax rates (thru healthcare premiums), decreasing individual privacy, breaking conservative public policies, dispensing favors to loyal democrat voting blocs... It just goes on & on.


28 posted on 11/01/2013 5:29:05 PM PDT by Tallguy (between taglines...)
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To: Kaslin
If it were my world in this day and age...Id say sign up everyone!...but if u don't pay taxes....U don't get to vote!...Kinda makes sense again...
29 posted on 11/01/2013 5:37:42 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Kaslin

It never was about our health or about our health insurance.

It was a manufactured means to an end, the end, the entirety of it being merely the expansion, broadening and deepening of the power of the federal government over our lives, period.


30 posted on 11/01/2013 6:03:11 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Wuli

Right on, Wuli. Serfs whose government controls their access to a doctor are far less likely to ever get uppity.


31 posted on 11/01/2013 6:07:19 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: Parmy

you control the individuals health care, you control the person.......and their liberties.


32 posted on 11/01/2013 8:38:07 PM PDT by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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