Ted Cruz’s Health Insurance Nonsense

Ted Cruz has taken to wandering the countryside claiming that he lost his health insurance because of Obamacare.

Ted Cruz is a Republican.

Ted Crus is a liar.

But, I repeat myself.

Cruz had insurance from his wife’s employer. When she stopped working to campaign full time, he lost that coverage.

Now, since that is a qualifying life event, he had options. For example, COBRA. He could have signed up for insurance through the exchange. As a US Senator, he could get coverage through the US government (although he’s required to purchase it through the exchange). He could have called an insurance company and purchased insurance. He could have assigned one of his aides to do it for him.

He did not.

IOW, Ted Cruz deliberately allowed his family to go without insurance when he had multiple options.


  1. #1 by Richard Warnick on January 22, 2016 - 1:41 pm

    On another blog site, somebody commented that this explains why Rafael (“Ted”) Cruz has such a long nose…

    Rafael (

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on January 23, 2016 - 10:30 am

    I GOT health insurance through Obamacare. I could care less, if Cruz lost his. If your family has an accident of some kind that causes you to lose everything, Welcome to America.

    Of course, before Obamacare, people with, what they thought was, good insurance lost everything anyway.

    I don’t wish misfortune on people but some of these well-lits seem to need a bump on the head.

  3. #3 by Richard Warnick on January 24, 2016 - 12:02 pm

    Cruz Camp Admits Ted’s Story About Losing Health Insurance Was False

    In statements to Bloomberg and Wall Street Journal, campaign spokeswoman Catherine Frazier blamed Cruz’s false assertion that his family had lost their health insurance on a misunderstanding. She said an insurance broker told Cruz that BlueCross BlueShield of Texas was dropping his PPO plan, but Frazier said that the broker did not tell Cruz his family was automatically being transferred to the carrier’s HMO plan.

    • #4 by Larry Bergan on January 24, 2016 - 12:49 pm

      Let me guess…

      The correction to Ted Cruz’s false statements are only being reported by “Talking Points Memo”.

      • #5 by Richard Warnick on January 24, 2016 - 2:42 pm

        So far, I haven’t seen it anywhere else. Josh Marshall:

        I’m sorry. Ted got an Ivy League education at Princeton, went on to Harvard Law School and is by all accounts – including his own – one of the sharpest people around. He’s argued multiple cases before the Supreme Court. It never occurred to him that being born in Canada and lived there until he was four made him a dual citizen? He’s completely ignorant of the most basic elements of nationality law in either country? That doesn’t make sense. Just like it doesn’t make sense that he somehow didn’t realize he had health care coverage. All the holes in his story make this totally obvious: he lied. He just plain made it up because it fit too perfectly with his political message.

  4. #6 by Richard Warnick on January 24, 2016 - 4:11 pm

    DailyKos: Cruz Campaign Admits His Story About Having No Health Insurance Was Baloney

    [H]e reversed himself in a late Friday night news dump calculated to avoid any publicity.

  5. #7 by Don't mess with Texas on January 25, 2016 - 1:19 pm

    Why doesn’t anyone here relevant post? It’s the same two losers all day.

    Flipped through, you are irrelevant.

    • #8 by Larry Bergan on January 25, 2016 - 3:33 pm

      Well Tex, nobody’s forcing you to be here, and we weren’t actually looking for people with dumb names who can’t form a sentence to participate anyway. 🙂

  6. #9 by Don't mess with Texas on January 25, 2016 - 8:11 pm

    Yah..I know..so fuck it…just came back to gauge the level of lameness.

  7. #10 by Don't mess with Texas on January 25, 2016 - 8:13 pm

    Don’t think you much looking for anyone. It is like a tomb in this empty hereafter..Is that an echo I hear?

  8. #11 by Larry Bergan on January 25, 2016 - 10:21 pm

    Did somebody say something?

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