"God wants for Tens of millions of Americans to lose their access to Healthcare" Well! I guess God wants at least 4 of those Americans, the Cruz Family, to have Obamacare!!
The man who said at Liberty University; "Imagine in 2017 a new President signing legislation repealing every word of Obamacare" The man who filibustered for 21 hours to stop funding Obamacare, the man widely recognized as the major force behind the US Government Shutdown in 2013...at a cost to the taxpayers of $24 Billion! Ted Cruz is pretty much the lead political mouthpiece for the Far Right, the Tea sipping Brothers Koch and Christian Fundamentalism on the subject of Obamacare!
It's an understanding that Congressmen and Senators, are placed in the ACA's database and are already eligible, with their original Federal Insurance Plan...and the opportunity to find a better insurance. It's also understandable for his wife Heidi, to lose her Medical Insurance for taking an unpaid leave of absence. And it's understandable to file for ACA, nothing wrong with what he did, as he said; he's just following the Law.
But this entire Scenario appears more of his making, in his attempt to connect with the "common man". The sound bytes and images, with the storytelling: The Poor housewife who lost her Medical Insurance because she took an unpaid leave of absence to help and support her loving husband, and the husband who now scramble to find insurance for his family, especially his 2 poor daughters who may end up without any Healthcare! Just like the problems everyday ordinary folks have. Now, would you buy that crock of shit from this man?
He tries to make his appeal in front of young college Christians, telling them that God doesn't want anyone to have Healthcare, and the following day...he pops the News! At least, he should've been honest and decent enough to explain those little details before his horseshit speech, to the very same students in Lynchburg whom he's courting. This wasn't something that just popped up the following day...they've been in the planning to switch to Obamacare.
But is Ted Cruz your "Common Man"? With a base salary from We, The People of $174,000/year with an additional Tax deduction of $3,000/year for living expenses...all for just standing around, being an asshole "Distinguished Wacko Bird from Texas" in the US Senate. With a Member's Representational Allowance (MRA) of $944,671 per Member...which is used for official expenses such as Staff, Mail, District Office Rentals, and primarily Traveling Expenses and the fringe benefits that go along with the title. They also have the Senators’ Official Personnel and Office Expense Account (SOPOEA) at $2,984,433 to $4,722,299 with an average allowance of $3,235,422/ Senator!!
With all that, plus retirement...will Ted and Heidi Cruz really ever have to worry about Healthcare?? Will their Kids ever have to worry about their Health?? A man whose "Net Worth" is $3.5 Million Dollars! with a Wife that's Head of the Southwest Region in the Investment Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co....and who refuses to release her Salary and Net Worth to the public! What they're hiding in Heidi's closet, it's another story for another time.
CNN reported that the couple will lose the employer-sponsored plan through the company. What must be said, and reminded to all; it's 'her' Medical Plan that Teddy needs to scramble and buy. He still has his Federal Employees Health Benefits Program which benefits all the Congressmen and Senators. There's no Health cost worries in the Cruz household!!...and absolutely nothing in common with the common man!