California Insurance Exchange uses Tax Dollars for Health Care to help Obamacare Applicants register to Vote
Week in Review
Some see amnesty as a Democrat voter registration drive. Because people will remember who helped them become legal citizens. The Democrats. And will vote Democrat. Some have also said the Affordable Care Act is another Democrat voter registration drive. As Obamacare gave enormous sums of money to people running the insurance exchanges. To set up and maintain those exchanges. And to do something with all of that data they collected. Such as making sure these people signing up for these ‘Democrat’ benefits (the Affordable Care Act was passed along purely partisan lines) register to vote (see California to Send Voter Registration Cards to Obamacare Applicants by McClatchy News posted 3/25/2014 on Governing).
Heading off a lawsuit over compliance with a federal voting rights law, California officials have agreed to help millions of state residents register to vote.
Under a deal announced Monday by several voting-rights groups, the state will send voter registration cards to nearly 3.8 million Californians who have applied for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act…
The Department of Motor Vehicles and state offices that aid low-income mothers and the disabled are also among the agencies required to provide registration services…
A spokeswoman for the state health insurance exchange, Covered California, said the network had already taken “some interim steps,” including providing voter registration information and links to the secretary of State’s office on its website.
It’s probable that these people would not have voted in the next election had they not signed up for mandatory health insurance. But they did. And now are receiving voter registration information. From the good people who signed them up for their health insurance. No doubt Democrat supporters. Will they coach these people on how to vote as well as registering them to vote? Will someone explain to them that if they want more free benefits they need to vote Democrat? Perhaps.
It’s how you buy votes. You give people something. And keep giving them something as long as they keep voting for you. At least, that’s what they say at election time. “I fought to increase Social Security funding while the Republicans wanted to privatize it and make you risk your retirement in the stock market.” “I fought to increase Medicare spending while the Republicans wanted to privatize it and make it wither on a vine.” Etc. So is it improbable to think someone is telling them to be sure to vote Democrat so the Republicans can’t take away your health insurance? To use tax dollars for health care to register Democrat voters? Not really.
The Democrats ran an ad showing a Republican pushing Granny off a cliff in a wheelchair. ‘Rogue’ IRS agents took it upon themselves (or so the Obama administration claims) to harass Tea Party groups to prevent their fund raising, suppressing their free speech in the 2012 election. And, of course, the Democrats lied to the American people to pass the Affordable Care Act into law. If you like your health insurance and doctor, they said, you could keep your health insurance and doctor. So when it comes to getting what they want they appear to be rather pragmatic. Where the ends justify the means. No matter how unsavory, or legally questionable, those means are. Which would make the insurance exchanges the perfect voter registration mechanism. At least for one not bothered by the unsavory or legally questionable.