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    Ted Cruz going on Obamacare

    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
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/24/politi...ruz-obamacare/

    [VIDEO interview with Dana Bash]

    The newly announced Republican presidential candidate told CNN's Dana Bash on Tuesday that he will sign up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act -- a law he has been on a crusade to kill.

    "We'll be getting new health insurance and we'll presumably do it through my job with the Senate, and so we'll be on the federal exchange with millions of others on the federal exchange," Cruz said.

    Asked whether he would accept the government contribution available to lawmakers and congressional staffers for their health care coverage through the ACA, Cruz said he will "follow the text of the law."

    "I strongly oppose the exemption that President Obama illegally put in place for members of Congress because (Senate Minority Leader) Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats didn't want to be under the same rules as the American people," Cruz said, before repeating: "I believe we should follow the text of the law."

    Under the Affordable Care Act, members of Congress and some designated congressional staffers are required to obtain health care coverage through the D.C. Health Link Small Business Market. The Office of Personnel Management's guidelines state that lawmakers and their staff receive a "government contribution" if they get health care coverage through the ACA.

    But some lawmakers have declined to accept the contribution, saying they do not want to get special treatment. After the interview, a Cruz spokesperson clarified that he wouldn't take the contribution.
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    Re: Ted Cruz going on Obamacare

    It is literally beyond belief. I mean I get the puppets, but what was the deal with all the remote control shark balloons? And seriously, no way he wasn't wearing a prosthetic.
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    Re: Ted Cruz going on Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    I can't believe this.
    This might Kill his One day old Campaign.

    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]
    One thing is for sure. He is going to look pretty ridiculous harping on the Affordable Care Act while being on it.
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    Re: Ted Cruz going on Obamacare

    If anything, the GOP just needs to accept the ACA isnt going anywhere. I think generally most if not all of them believe this, but the vast majority of them wont come out an admit it because its way too good of a talking point their base has bought into.


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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
    More taxpayers picking up the tab for a right wingnut's meds.

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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]
    Wait...do I understand this correctly?

    Cruz is being criticized for following the law?

    That seems to be a strange thing for people to do...until one thinks about how these same people DON'T criticize politicians for NOT following the law.
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    Re: Ted Cruz going on Obamacare

    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"

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    Re: Ted Cruz going on Obamacare

    kinda weird seeing people bitch about congresscritters actually following the law

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    Re: Ted Cruz going on Obamacare

    Oh man.....this is hilarious.



    All those die hard, born-again conservatives that thought Cruz was the new messiah must be so disappointed. lol

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