ACORN, M.D.: Democrats Want Obamacare Exchanges to Register Patients to Vote
The Congressional Progressive Caucus wants to be sure nationalized health care – ie. Obamacare – reaches its real intended potential.
Several Progressive Caucus members sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell “about voter registration for millions of Americans through the federal exchanges created by” Obamacare.
“The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) requires the federal government to provide Americans with the opportunity to register to vote when it delivers public assistance. Evidence from the recent ACA open enrollment indicates that the federal exchanges may not be in compliance with the NVRA,” the caucus’s press release states.
Their letter reads in part:
It has been brought to our attention that the health care enrollment process of the FFEs may not be providing adequate access to voter registration applications. The State of California has committed to making its Exchange fully compliant with NVRA; a voter registration mailing went to the almost 5 million people who applied for benefits since October 1, 2013. We hope that the federal exchanges can follow the example of California in reaching full compliance with NVRA.
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