Ted Cruz is still making the rounds before the big two caucus locations. This time, he finds himself in Manchester, N.H., stumping in front of the few hundred folk that want to take time on Thursday night to listen to him.
He took this opportunity to remind everyone in attendance that Obamacare is causing some insurance companies to whisk out of town because of the stringent guidelines and enforcement.
Also, some would argue, the apathy and cost.
Back to Cruz, he’s now a “victim” of Obamacare. Yes, really.
“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.”
Before you feel sorry for the guy, it’s his explanation that is probably making his communications staff cringe:
“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.
The catch is the throng of Cruz missiles out there supporting him (yes, that’s a lovingly term we’ve heard) doesn’t know this: Cruz said in 2013 that he received his health insurance through his wife’s plan at Goldman Sachs, boasting about not needing to receive government health care benefits.
One other thing: Blue Cross and Blue Shield is not completely out of Texas. How do I know? Happy to show my own card if you would like.
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