Saturday, January 23, 2016

Ted Cruz puts family's health in jeopardy, uses it to make political point

US Senator Ted Cruz(R-TX) greets his wife Heidi and daughters Caroline (R) and Catherine (C) before taking the stage announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination to run for US President March 23, 2015 at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Ted Cruz told a New Hampshire crowd Thursday that he and his family are among the ranks of the uninsured—and it's Obamacare's fault, the demagogue whined.
"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 a Manchester, New Hampshire, audience. "I don't have health care right now." […]
"So our health care got canceled, we got a notice in the mail, Blue Cross Blue Shield was leaving the market. And so we're in the process of finding another policy," Cruz said. "I hope by the end of the month we'll have a policy for our family. But our premiums—we just got a quote, our premiums are going up 50 percent. That's happening all over the country. That's happening in New Hampshire."
Cruz didn't explain why he allowed his—and his family's—coverage to lapse. It's certainly not Obamacare's fault. Politico reports that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas has not pulled out of the exchange, though it did stop selling some of its plans. And, of course, "while premiums did rise across the country this year, they did not spike 50 percent."
He did make a joke about it, though, saying "when you let your health insurance policy lapse, your wife gets really ticked at you. It’s not a good—I've had, shall we say, some intense conversations with Heidi on that." Hahahaha. The little woman is mad at him for endangering his family's health. You know, women. 
impaired judgement of a would be leader, he did not need to do this to his family he claims he loves but looks like not more than politics.  for 7 years the republicans have pushed the same garbage into the base feeding troughs and it has been rebuked.  so is this suppose to be a new plan to expose more debunking of their lies?????  how does their base see what he did, sure if something were to happen he has plenty of money to take care of it but the point is he's still trying to give reasons why they should take healthcare away with no replacement on the table.

the joke was a thinly veiled attempt to lessen the absurdity of what he did and that he was chastised was suppose to point out the peril but eliminate responsibility of his actions sorry you didn't make it work.