Groups Eye Obamacare Enrollment As Voter Registration Opportunity
Voting rights groups are urging the Obama administration to make sure this opportunity is available in states that rely on the federal exchange to sign people up for health care.
The New York Times:
Groups Want Federal Health Exchange To Register Voters, Too
When the Affordable Care Act’s new enrollment season begins next month, people seeking health insurance through the online federal exchange will also be offered something they may not expect: a chance to register to vote. But voting rights groups say the offer — a link to a voter registration form that they can print and mail, deep inside the application for health coverage — does not go far enough. This week, the groups accused the Obama administration of violating federal law by not doing more to ensure opportunities for voter registration through the exchange, HealthCare.gov, which serves 38 states. (Goodnough, 10/29)
The Huffington Post:
Voting Rights Groups Say Obamacare Should Be Helping Americans Register To Vote
Voting rights groups are calling on President Barack Obama’s administration to provide better voter registration opportunities to Americans signing up for health insurance in the more than 30 states where the federal government runs exchanges. (Lachman, 10/29)