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Example of Obamacare discrimination

By Theresa Garcia | Dec 06, 2013

Subsidies offered through Obamacare may be out of the reach to those lacking state-issued identification. To access Obamacare to get "free" healthcare or subsidies, you need a Social Security card, a form of identification and tax returns. Don't have any of those? Great, what do I need to get that? According to the Social Security Administration’s own website, you can only prove  your identity with some form of state-issued identification. To get a Delaware State ID, you will need a birth certificate, two proofs of Delaware residency and a non-U.S. citizen must provide proof of legal presence in the United States.

But wait a minute. Isn't that taking advantage of the poor minority? According to voter ID law opponents and Attorney General Eric Holder, requiring someone to show they are who they say they are is discrimination and suppression! It’s ironic, then, that Attorney General Eric Holder recently sued the state of North Carolina over its new voter ID law. The state law allows prospective voters three years - until the 2016 elections - to obtain a valid ID to vote. Obamacare, available for enrollment as of October 1, begins punishing those without identification in just three months through its individual mandate.  This is liberal hypocrisy at its best.

Theresa Garcia

Comments (1)
Posted by: Thomas Adams | Dec 06, 2013 21:43

The DOJ is challenging the North Carolina law on four points.  One of them is that the state has adopted a strict photo ID requirement without protections for voters who don't have one with them on voting day.  Maybe they forgot it.  Maybe they misplaced it.  Maybe they have one but it's expired.  Whatever.


Delaware has precisely the kind of protection that North Carolina's new ID law does not:  In Delaware you can vote without showing an acceptable form of ID if you sign a sworn affidavit that you are the person listed on the election district records.

And Delaware allows for several acceptable forms of ID to show you are who you say you are: photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, any govt document with your name and address on it.

If Ms Garcia shows up on election day without a photo ID issued by the state, she still can exercise her constitutional right to vote--that is if she resides in Delaware.  If she resides in North Carolina, then she'll be turned away.


And I'd wager from what I know of Ms Garcia that she wouldn't take too kindly to being deprived of her constitutional right to vote.

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