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Obamacare Exchange Website Asks Applicants to Register to Vote

Comments | Posted in News, mi investigations | By Nick Novak | Posted October 14, 2013 12:00 AM

October 14, 2013

[Madison, Wisc...] The Obamacare exchange website is complicated to use and has seen more than a few glitches since it officially opened on October 1st, but the MacIver Institute has found that once you get through the application process, the website asks individuals to register to vote.

The MacIver Institute was trying to use HealthCare.gov to compare rates on the Wisconsin exchange on Thursday and Friday. This requires an individual to fill out an application before the rates can be seen. Unfortunately, the website crashed before premium rates could be compared.

However, prior to the website crashing, which was not the first time during the application process, it was discovered that the Obamacare website actually tries to register individuals to vote.

The link is optional, but the question remains, what does registering to vote have to do with signing up for Obamacare?

"The launch, the website and the enrollment process all have been a complete disaster for Obamacare," said Brett Healy, President of the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy. "Why doesn't the federal government wait until they successfully sign some people up for the program before they complicate things even further?"

"The President should be careful what he wishes for. While he counted on young people to win the Presidency, many are now experiencing Obamacare sticker shock."

As soon as the website and application process is functional, MacIver will continue to investigate the cost of the premiums and the other promises made to the American people before Obamacare was passed into law.