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    Re: Ted Cruz going on Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    I can't believe this.
    He declared his candidacy yesterday saying he was going to repeal every single word.
    It may be mandatory, tho I see no reason he couldn't get private insurance and pay a penalty if required. That would be more consistent with his politics until now.
    No, this is not April Fools, this is a real headline.

    Ted Cruz going on Obamacare
    By Dana Bash and MJ Lee, CNN
    Updated 5:54 PM ET, Tue March 24, 2015
    Ted Cruz going on Obamacare - CNN.com

    [VIDEO interview with Dana Bash]
    This is an epic fail because if you knew what you were talking about then you would know that all congressmen are required to get obamacare.
    it was part of the bill when it was passed.

    why? because congress should have to get the same crappy healthcare that they want to give other people.

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    Re: Ted Cruz going on Obamacare

    I don't see what the issue is here. Sen. Cruz opposes both the act and the special treatment it provides for member of Congress. So, he plans to decline the special treatment and comply with the law as it now exists. Later, if he is elected president, he intends to do all he can to get the act repealed.

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    Re: Ted Cruz going on Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by uncleray View Post
    Would have preferred Mr. Cruz to take a stand and say "I'm against Obamacare which includes the plan for members of Congress. Therefore I'm exercising the freedom to choose my insurance and if I'm elected President, I will help you to do the same"
    that would be nice for the cameras, but in reality , it's an idea that would cost Cruz about 25-30,000 bucks a year.... as opposed to following the law and spending about $2,400.

    it's a no- brainer.... even for a dude who I suspect of having no brain.

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    Re: Ted Cruz going on Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    This is an Epic fail because if you knew what you were talking about then you would know that all congressmen are required to get obamacare.
    it was part of the bill when it was passed.
    why? because congress should have to get the same crappy healthcare that they want to give other people.
    No.
    You're an Epic Partisan.
    I wasn't sure what he was required to do ("it MAY be mandatory") or if he had options, so that IS the way I posted it.
    I'm reading now/another site, (only since the OP was posted) since his wife 'unpaid left' GOLDMAN SACHS to campaign with him, he had to do it (?) since he no longer had ins through his spouse.
    Still not 100% Sure.
    BTW, what's this "Renegades" wife doing at G-S!
    Man, isn't that a bit early?

    I am basically a centrist and my positions/likes-received/given reflect that.

    The headline is just amazing/Well worth a Gasp in any case. The night after he cursed every word of ACA in his candidacy declaration.
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    Re: Ted Cruz going on Obamacare

    This was a terrific catch 22 for Ted Cruz, it is sad how many of you jumped on the bandwagon for it. No matter how he was losing existing coverage he is faced with two options that both the left would use against him. Either go through the exchanges to obtain new coverage or forgo dealing with ACA altogether as a matter of protest, and no matter what he did the left was going to crucify him. He decided to adhere to the law, and the left goes wild... predictable and sad.
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: Ted Cruz going on Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    One thing is for sure. He is going to look pretty ridiculous harping on the Affordable Care Act while being on it.

    Oops he obeyed the law !!! NOOOOOooo ! The horror...Lol

    You libs aren't used to Politicians obeyingnlaws apparently.

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    Re: Ted Cruz going on Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Wait...do I understand this correctly?

    Cruz is being criticized for following the law?
    No, you don't

    No, he is not.

    Cruz is being criticized for buying through an exchange even though the law does not require him to do so. He can buy a plan on his own directly from an insurer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Ted Cruz going on Obamacare

    Not that he ever had a chance to begin with...
    But his mishandling of sound bytes has now sealed his fate.

    Now that I think about it... it is quite ironic.
    Normally Liberals have the facts on their side but get slapped around by sound bytes and imaging.
    But this time it is a Republican who has facts on his side but is getting beat up by a one liner.
    I love it lol...
    Last edited by Painter; 03-24-15 at 10:48 PM.

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    Re: Ted Cruz going on Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    This was a terrific catch 22 for Ted Cruz, it is sad how many of you jumped on the bandwagon for it. No matter how he was losing existing coverage he is faced with two options that both the left would use against him. Either go through the exchanges to obtain new coverage or forgo dealing with ACA altogether as a matter of protest, and no matter what he did the left was going to crucify him. He decided to adhere to the law, and the left goes wild... predictable and sad.
    Catch 22!! That's me! And yes I agree it was a very difficult situation for Cruz with no winning scenario.

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    Re: Ted Cruz going on Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    I can't believe this.
    He declared his candidacy yesterday saying he was going to repeal every single word.
    It may be mandatory, tho I see no reason he couldn't get private insurance and pay a penalty if required. That would be more consistent with his politics until now.
    No, this is not April Fools, this is a real headline.

    Ted Cruz going on Obamacare
    By Dana Bash and MJ Lee, CNN
    Updated 5:54 PM ET, Tue March 24, 2015
    Ted Cruz going on Obamacare - CNN.com

    [VIDEO interview with Dana Bash]
    If a local city councilman says he's going to fight a jaywalking law in the city, that doesn't mean he doesn't have to follow the law while it remains the law

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