OMG you guys Ted Cruz is going on Obamacare! LOL!
Did you see that message in your Facebook or Twitter feed today? Everyone in the media is making a huge deal over the fact that Ted Cruz and his family are signing up for Obamacare, but they're all missing the point. He doesn't have a choice.
Cruz has been on his wife's healthcare plan through Goldman Sachs, but she is taking an unpaid leave of absence to help with his campaign. According to law, U.S. senators must get their healthcare through the exchanges.
Stu explained, "He was on his wife's health care, which he didn't have to be but he was on his wife's health care to essentially, partially at least, avoid ObamaCare and the cost associated with it to us, the taxpayer. He's a federal employee. So he is on her health insurance. She's taking a leave of absence to work on his campaign. So he doesn't have health insurance from there anymore so he's going to get health insurance through his job. As they passed ObamaCare, a Republican put an amendment in there to punish the senators for passing it saying, if you pass this, then you have to deal with it, too. You have to go on these exchanges. We're not going to give you the fancy health care plan you have now. You have to actually go there and live with the peasants on Obamacare. So that is why when he is now a federal employee. And he needs to get health insurance through his employer, his only option ObamaCare. The bill itself reads 'any employer contribution under such chapter on behalf of any member of Congress may be paid only to the issuer of a qualified health plan in which the individual enrolled through the exchange.'"
"CNN and everybody else is jumping on the bandwagon and they're like, 'he doesn't like Obamacare. But look where he's getting his insurance,'" Glenn said. "He has to get his insurance from ObamaCare. It's so agonizing,"