Friday, January 22, 2016

Ted Cruz Misses ACA Deadline, Guess Who He Blames?

"There is arguably no other person in America who dislikes Obamacare more than Ted Cruz.  He is the guy who quite literally shut down the government in order to make an inane point about it.  But even for Cruz, his latest attempt to show America how much he doesn't like the Affordable Care Act is pretty pathetic.

At a campaign rally, Cruz told the crowd that he and his family currently don't have any health insurance because 'blah blah Obamacare.'

'I'll tell you, you know who one of those millions of Americans is who's lost their health care because of Obamacare?  That would be me,' Cruz told the audience at a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Thursday evening. 'I don't have health care right now.'...

...As Think Progress explains, Cruz...didn't 'lose' his health coverage, he just didn't sign up for a new policy in time:

'Cruz's family used to be covered through a PPO plan with BlueCross BlueShield of Texas.  But for 2016, the insurer decided to eliminate PPO plans and move to offering only HMO plans on the individual marketplace (which is becoming a bigger trend in the insurance industry).  The insurance company announced this decision last July.

The July announcement gave people enrolled in BlueCross BlueShield's plans a full five months to select a new HMO plan if they wanted to maintain coverage into the new year.  Ted Cruz's family apparently just didn't sign up in time.'"

eye'm thynkin':  Millions of Americans and thousands of Texans managed to find time during the five month window to sign up for a new policy, but Ted...

Later in the article he admits his wife is unhappy and that he has signed up for a policy that will begin covering his family in March; but the opportunity to whine about having no healthcare plays so well to his I-hate-Obama followers that it's simply too good to pass up.  What a jerk.

Read more at Addicting Info

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