HE and his wife CAN USE COBRA. Probably cost a few dollar More to Maintain his Principles.
Originally Posted by ludin
Of course, if she worked for Goldman Sachs (and will again), a few dollars more a month is no biggie!
AGAIN from my post:
"...He could sign up for coverage through COBRA, the law that requires employers to offer their employees health insurance for 18 months after they quit. If Cruz is the very optimistic type, he will need coverage for 20 months — from now until the election next November. So his coverage could, theoretically leave him short.
The other problem with COBRA: it's expensive. Typically, the employer and the employee split the price of an insurance premium. But former employees on COBRA pay the entire cost.
Cruz could buy individual market coverage without using the exchange, although that shopping experience can be messy. Outside of the exchange, there's no central repository of health insurance plans that lets you explore different options. While Healthcare.gov did indeed have a disastrous launch, the website now is actually pretty good for comparing different plans.
Then there's the option of not buying coverage at all and paying a fine. This year, the Cruz family would pay either a $1,300 penalty for 2015 ($325 each for Cruz, his wife, and his two daughters) or 2 percent of their income, whichever is greater. That's likely cheaper than buying an insurance plan but also comes with the massive downside of remaining uninsured...
So Mr Renegade could have even gone for No coverage too and Filibustered in REAL Life.
Man, you are Wrigid Wright-Wing Wrong on EVERY Issue.