Obamacare and voting rights clash over health exchanges

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An application for the federal exchanges drafted by the Obama administration that mentioned voter registration drew criticism from Republicans in Congress. Republican Rep. Charles Boustany, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight, warned that linking registration to the exchanges could leave people with the impression that the benefits are tied to voting in some way. Moreover, he said, the federal health law is about health care, and lawmakers never intended it to involve elections.

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