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Old 03-24-2015, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, not Paris. #MAGA.
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Ah, not the same thing buddy, Ted Cruz can go without health insurance, you've got to file your taxes the right way. Ted Cruz, just like the rest of those stupid tea party clowns are not really against the affordable care act, it is just something they say.
Not true, but your double standard is telling. You have to file taxes, but you do NOT have to take advantage of tax loopholes that see you pay less in taxes. Simply not true.
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Old 03-24-2015, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Obamacare is legislation, not healthcare. He was covered by his wife's employer's large group healthcare plan that complied with Obamacare.The media previously valued their employer sponsored premium at about $20,000, per year.

That he is going to buy insurance suggests his wife either took an extended leave of absence or quit her job ( not a bad idea considering she worked for Goldman Sachs) which enables him to buy insurance outside the open enrollment window. They could have used COBRA- wife's employer's plan without her employer subsidy.

Instead, he intends to buy a plan subsidized by his employer, the Federal Government.

Regardless of who subsidizes the plan, he's has been enrolled in Obamacare, since it went into effect.

Why media would make a fuss over this is beyond me.
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Old 03-24-2015, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Lets put all of Congress on it, then they will make it the best system on earth.
Federal workers have always had the most choices for healthcare plans. BCBS alone has more than 300 plans. These plans are all compliant with the ACA.
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Old 03-24-2015, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Cruzs hypocrisy is astounding.
How so?

They switched from one ACA compliant plan subsidized by his wife's employer to another ACA compliant plan subsidized by his employer, the federal government.

Should he and his family do without insurance to make some kind of point?
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Old 03-24-2015, 03:53 PM
 
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How so?

They switched from one ACA compliant plan subsidized by his wife's employer to another ACA compliant plan subsidized by his employer, the federal government.

Should he and his family do without insurance to make some kind of point?

He spends the last 6 years trashing the ACA program and telling us how he will repeal it if given the opportunity then he signs on to the program? you dont see the hypocrisy? Why doesnt he sign onto a private insurance program that has nothing to do with Obamacare?.
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Do all of you know his personal situation and how he should manage his finances?

Did the article convey that he was overjoyed in signing up for PPACA?
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Obamacare is legislation, not healthcare. He was covered by his wife's employer's large group healthcare plan that complied with Obamacare.The media previously valued their employer sponsored premium at about $20,000, per year.

That he is going to buy insurance suggests his wife either took an extended leave of absence or quit her job ( not a bad idea considering she worked for Goldman Sachs) which enables him to buy insurance outside the open enrollment window. They could have used COBRA- wife's employer's plan without her employer subsidy.

Instead, he intends to buy a plan subsidized by his employer, the Federal Government.

Regardless of who subsidizes the plan, he's has been enrolled in Obamacare, since it went into effect.

Why media would make a fuss over this is beyond me.
Could it be that the media is making a fuss cause he along with the rest of the GOP have vowed to repeal the ACA? Hypocrisy comes to mind....
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:36 PM
 
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LOL. I thought he was buying insurance under ACA to make a point (expose the alleged atrocity that is known as Obamacare), but sounds like he actually needs health insurance in light of his wife taking a leave at GS.

How funny would it be when his subsidy gets denied because of the pending King vs. Burwell case!

Why doesn't his wife elect COBRA coverage for 18 months? It should be clear by then that she would not become the next First Lady, and she can resume her career as a banker.

Mick
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:00 PM
 
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How so?

They switched from one ACA compliant plan subsidized by his wife's employer to another ACA compliant plan subsidized by his employer, the federal government.

Should he and his family do without insurance to make some kind of point?
yes
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:16 PM
 
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How so?

They switched from one ACA compliant plan subsidized by his wife's employer to another ACA compliant plan subsidized by his employer, the federal government.

Should he and his family do without insurance to make some kind of point?
No, but his wife could've easily taken COBRA coverage and pay a full premium (i.e., unsubsidized by Goldman), which would have continued their coverage as-is. His campaign wouldn't last past the first half of 2016, so they would be well within the 18 month COBRA period.

Instead, they decided to save some money, which is entirely rational except many Tea Partiers (his only base, really) would be confused as to why he would buy coverage on the Exchange. Remember, he led the government shutdown that cost the American economy over $24 billion, just so the GOP can try to repeal ACA. His only selling point is the purity of his conservative ideology, and it will be questioned by the rest of the GOP primary field.

Mick
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