Did Obamacare Cancel Ted Cruz’s Health Insurance?


FOR SOME TIME NOW ON THE
CAMPAIGN TRAIL, TED CRUZ HAS BEEN TELLING THE STORY OF HOW
HIS HEALTH INSURANCE WAS CANCELED BECAUSE OF THAT DAMNED
OBAMACARE, AND IF HE HAD CONTINUED IT SOMEHOW, THEN HIS
RATES WOULD JUMP 50% LIKE IS HAPPENING TO AMERICANS ALL OVER
THIS GREAT COUNTRY. UNFORTUNATELY THAT IS A GIGANTIC
PACK OF LIES, WE HAVE ALL THE DETAILS BUT FIRST HERE IS THE
MAN, TED CRUZ. MILLIONS OF AMERICANS HAVE
LOST THEIR JOBS, BEEN FORCED INTO PART-TIME WORK, HAVE LOST
HEALTH INSURANCE, LOST THEIR DOCTORS, AND HAVE SEEN THEIR
PREMIUMS SKYROCKET. NEW HAMPSHIRE IN PARTICULAR,
PREMIUMS HAVE GONE THROUGH THE ROOF. I WILL TELL YOU, YOU KNOW
WHO ONE OF THOSE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS IS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR
HEALTH CARE BECAUSE OF OBAMACARE? THAT WOULD BE ME. I
DON’T HAVE HEALTHCARE RIGHT NOW. I HAD PURCHASED AN INDIVIDUAL
POLICY AND BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD CANCELED THEIR INDIVIDUAL
POLICIES IN TEXAS EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 31, SO OUR HEALTHCARE
GOT CANCELED. WE GOT A NOTICE IN THE MAIL, BLUE CROSS/BLUE
SHIELD WAS LEAVING THE MARKET. SO WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF
FINDING ANOTHER POLICY, I HOPE BY THE END OF THE MONTH WE
WILL HAVE A POLICY, BUT OUR PREMIUMS, WE JUST GOT A QUOTE,
THEY ARE GOING UP 50%. ALL OF THAT, LIES. HE HAS
BEEN TELLING THAT STORY ALL OVER. NOW WE FIND OUT IT IS NOT
TRUE. ONE OF HIS SPOKESPEOPLE HAD TO ADMIT THAT EVERY PART OF
THAT STORY WAS FALSE — LET’S PAUSE THERE FOR A
SECOND. IF SOMEONE TELLS ME MY INSURANCE IS CANCELED, I GO,
REALLY? THAT SEEMS UNUSUAL. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS? HE ASKED THE
BROKER TO IMMEDIATELY PULL THE OPTIONS. THAT MAKE SENSE. BUT THE BROKER HAD ALREADY TOLD
HIM HE COULD NOW SWITCH TO AN HMO. IT WOULD BE AUTOMATICALLY
SWITCHED. THAT IS YOUR OPTION. HE IS SAYING THEY DIDN’T TELL HIM.
BUT BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD SAID — BUT BREAK IT DOWN. HE SAYS THE
BROKER TELLS ME PPO IS GONE, I DON’T HAVE INSURANCE. I ASK HIM
FOR OPTIONS. THE BROKER AT THAT POINT DECIDES NOT TO TELL HIM
ONE OF HIS OPTIONS IS THAT YOU ARE ALREADY ENROLLED IN THE HMO,
YOU ALREADY HAVE INSURANCE? HE IS LIKE, I’LL GET BACK TO YOU?
NO, OF COURSE HE KNOWS YOU WENT TO THE HMO, HE TOLD YOU. EVEN
THE CRUZ CAMPAIGN IS ADMITTING, YES, THE BROKER KNEW WE WERE
GOING TO THE HMO. SO HE IS ABSOLUTELY LYING. AND BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD
SENT NOTIFICATION TO ALL THE PEOPLE AFFECTED IF THEY WANT TO
LOOK FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND NOT BE AUTOMATICALLY SWITCHED TO
THE HMO, BUT TO BE FAIR THEY ONLY GIVEN FIVE OR SIX MONTHS’
WARNING, WHICH IS NOT A LOT OF TIME. SOMETIMES I TAKE A LOT OF
TIME TO FIX THAT STUFF. WE CAN JUMP OVER TO GRAPHIC 12. YOU
HEARD THE LAST PART OF THAT, IT WAS THE 50% RISE. BULLSHIT. WHAT
HE DOESN’T TELL YOU
THERE IS THAT THE 50% NUMBER IS THAT EVEN THOUGH HE WAS ALREADY
GOING TO BE COVERED AND COULD HAVE CONTINUED WITH A RISE OF
PROBABLY SOMETHING LIKE FOUR OR 6%, HE DECIDED TO GO FOR A
DIFFERENT INSURANCE PLAN THAT WAS FAR BROADER, HAD MORE
COVERAGE, AND THAT WAS MORE EXPENSIVE. SO HE CHOSE TO BUY A
DIFFERENT PLAN AND COMPLAIN THAT THAT ONE IS MORE EXPENSIVE. AND THERE IS NO PLAN IN TEXAS
THAT WENT UP 50%. NONE. AGAIN, IF YOU ARE DEALING WITH YOUR
OWN FAMILY’S INSURANCE AND SOMEONE TELLS YOU YOU LOST YOUR
INSURANCE, DO YOU REALLY GO, WE WILL FIGURE THAT OUT LATER?
AND THEN THEY SAY, YOUR PREMIUMS ARE GOING UP 50%? FIRST OF ALL,
I THOUGHT I DIDN’T HAVE INSURANCE. WHAT DO YOU MEAN,
MY PREMIUMS ARE GOING UP 50%? SECOND OF ALL, IF SOMEONE TELLS
ME MY PREMIUMS ARE GOING UP 50%, I GO, WAIT, SAY THAT AGAIN.
THAT CAN’T BE TRUE. AND IF I WAS TED CRUZ, A POLITICIAN WHO HATES
OBAMACARE, I WOULD HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE TO SAY MY PREMIUM WAS
GOING UP 50%. BUT HE IS NOT DOING ANY OF THOSE THINGS,
BECAUSE HIS PREMIUM IS NOT GOING UP 50%. HE SAYS IT IS HAPPENING
IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AS WELL, WRONG AGAIN. IN NEW HAMPSHIRE THEY ARE
GOING UP 5%. AND BY THE WAY, SOME PREMIUMS IN TEXAS, SOME
PLANS, ARE GOING DOWN, NOT UP. ONE MORE FINAL LIE. HE COULD
STAY ON HIS WIFE’S INSURANCE FROM GOLDMAN SACHS, HE COULD GO
GET IT FROM THE GOVERNMENT, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH
THAT. HE WANTS TO BE ABLE TO SAY I DON’T GET ANY MONEY FROM THE
GOVERNMENT FOR MY INSURANCE. FIRST OF ALL, THERE IS NOTHING
WRONG WITH THAT, THEY ARE YOUR EMPLOYER AND ALMOST ALL
EMPLOYERS COVER A BIG CHUNK OF YOUR HEALTHCARE, THAT IS WHAT
HAPPENS FOR ALL OF US. BUT NO, TED CRUZ IS A SLIMY POLITICIAN
SO HE WANTS TO MAKE A POINT AGAINST OBAMACARE. SO HE WILL GO
OUT OF POCKET TO PAY FOR THAT 75% EXTRA. CAN YOU IMAGINE
PAYING 75% EXTRA FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE TO MAKE A POLITICAL
POINT? NO THANKS. EVEN THE MOST DIEHARD
CONSERVATIVE IS LIKE, I WILL MAKE THAT POINT LATER. SO THEN,
THE L.A. TIMES MADE A GREAT POINT. WHAT ARE YOU COMPLAINING ABOUT
YOUR PREMIUMS FOR? YOU ARE VOLUNTARILY, NEEDLESSLY PAYING
75% MORE WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE TO. AND BY THE WAY, THE REASON YOU
WOULDN’T HAVE TO IS BECAUSE OF OBAMACARE. THANKS, OBAMA. BY THE WAY, ONE
EXTRA LIE. I BELIEVE HE WILL BE THE NOMINEE, BUT CHECK BACK
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE RACE IF HE IS NOT — I BELIEVE HE
IS GETTING THAT EXTRA 75% COVERED BY THE GOVERNMENT. EXACTLY. THAT IS GOING BACK
INTO HIS POCKET. AND IT IS OBAMACARE PLUS THE FACT YOU
NORMALLY GET COVERED BY YOUR EMPLOYER. ONCE AGAIN, WE HAVE
PROVEN THAT TED CRUZ, MONUMENTALLY FULL OF SHIT.

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99 thoughts on “Did Obamacare Cancel Ted Cruz’s Health Insurance?

  1. I don't know about Ted Cruz's insurance details or the claims he made, but "If you like your insurance plan, you can keep your insurance plan," was Politifact's Lie of the Year for 2013. TYT should really be focusing on that. It's not alright for the leader of the nation to so patently lie to his constituents in such a way.

  2. When it comes to health insurance policies, sure they didn't increase that much for same level coverage. But people who had minimal coverage whose plans were no longer legal under Obamacare are paying easily 50% more in premiums on average.

  3. Something else I'm very confused about. Right after Ted announced he was running for POTUS, he told Fox News in an interview that his wife gave up her insurance with Goldman and that his family was going on Obamacare. What the hell happened to that?? Did he ever even have BCBS? Maybe that is why he had no idea what the hell he was talking about with the HMO conversion??? I think that should be checked out further.

  4. Finally got insurance for the first time after being without it for a year. Used to see my thyroid specialist for 40 bucks with my old insurance. Now with obamacare i can still go to my specialist for 10 bucks. Thanks Obama, thanks for the spare 30 bucks.

  5. um am I the only one that remembers when it was news that Cruz had gotten insurance through the exchanges (aka Obamacare) as all members of Congress are eligible for. he lost the plan he had through his wife when she left Golman Sachs and got himself Obamacare. I feel like everyone forgot that.

  6. Ted Cruz is less than perfectly honest? Say it ain't so. Why can't Ted Cruz get a 2016 Cadillac for the price of a 1975 AMC Gremlin?

  7. HMO plans often are limited to the state and Ted Cruz needs to be covered in other states than Texas, so he did need to change plans.

  8. My moms did went up. She almost didn't get it cuz she makes too little and does not qualify for Medicaid because she makes too much. This year she was able to qualify but she has to make sure she makes extra money. Hopefully they have overtime. Is just too stressful and complicated. She is older so she need healthcare. Shouldn't be so hard.

  9. I actually had this happen to me. I was on BCBS of TX PPO. John may be wrong on the number of months they gave warning about, I only had 30 days notice. However, I replaced it with a Scott and White PPO and I actually SAVED 50 bucks a month. It was basically the same plan, got to keep my doctors and preferred pharmacy and everything. Maybe Ted Cruz was trying to garner voted from the people who don't check their mail?

  10. In those opening lines by cruz about what hasn't been delivered I couldn't help thinking: "(actual) nationalised healthcare would solve all that"

  11. Oh no, you don't have healthcare? Without Obamacare millions of Americans that do not have your salary and cannot pay out of pocket would be without insurance, Ted. But, hey, I am sorry you are without insurance. I know how rough that is, since I had no healthcare in college.

  12. Do you think Cruz has bad hygiene? I bet he has butthole breath. Is it just me or does he look like he just dropped some scrambled eggs into his shoes but doesn't have time to clean them out because he is so late to that morning meeting so he goes to the meeting with clammy eggs in his shoe?

  13. lol my insurance under obamacare has jumped $150 per month for me and my wife. Still better than nothing, but I wish obama had not just made buying health insurance mandatory, and at least put in some cost controls.

  14. wouldnt it be great to live in a country where people didnt need to worry about whether they have health insurance or not, that everyone had it as a right.

  15. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TYT IS TURK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TURKEY SUPPORT ISIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TURKEY LIKE TO MAKE GENOCIDES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. ted without health ins?that would be catastrophic! imagine,he get a chipmonk up in his ass and can't pay for care received in the emergency room.That would be just awesome.

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  18. just a litle remark: if you pay the 75% your imployer would pay, you don't pay 75% more, you pay 300%more (you pay 100% in stead of 25% , so thats 3X your own part (25%) more)

  19. I'm pretty sure the only reason his campaign had to tell the truth was because he was lying about a private insurance company. Its one thing to blame obamacare, but its another thing to say "Horizon just dropped me and left me for dead now i'm struggling to look for another plan for me and my family" that makes the company look bad, so lying at the expense of a private corporation, for the republicans, is a bad bad thing, so they had to come clean on this issue.

  20. Why are so many politicians resorting to blatant lies? Are they all that desperate? Used to be they would lie about stuff that couldn't verified.

  21. How does Cruz, a so-called Christian, reconcile his faith with his lies? The man claims to be 'principled' but causes so much discord instead of bringing people together.

    The book he claims to live by condemns people that demonstrate his kind of behavior.

  22. It's because Cruz is such a stupid IDIOT! Anyone that crazy does not deserve to be elected to any position, and really needs to be deported back to Cuba like he want's to do to Mexicans.!

  23. What Ted Cruz lied? Say it isn't so. Ted Cruz is just another liar. Anything to try and justify his opposition Obama care for you while he has his own family covered by Obama care insurance.

  24. Iziz, 'hey America, we just cancelled your freedom'
    President Cruz, 'Dang it. Ok, I guess no more freedom for America. O well.'

  25. ted cruz's medical insurance should be cancelled! he is a poor excuse for a human being. however maybe the freeloader could apply for free veterinary care

  26. Ha. Try telling this to the millions who get their "news" from Brietbart, WorldNetDaily, Western Journalism, Newsmax, and the other right wing spin masters who have hopelessly brainwashed much of America with bullshit like this yarn that Cruz is spinning.

  27. Cenk you are one bull sh%tter. You know that?? You and that pile of crap sitting to your left.
    My policy with BCBS was cancelled and my premiums went up 40% this year.
    Your all liberal hacks.

  28. you're over-analyzing a statement made by a wealthy person running for prez. he's just being a Wanker cause he can't have what he had. he didn't know the particulars or difference in insurance plans till after the change, like most ppl. quit b itching. the other 80% of americans are wondering how they're going to get to their next job(s) to collect more shit tickets so their kids don't shoot anyone for beating them up daily cause they can't afford jordans. you all make me sick. opulent piss ants.

  29. We're supposed to trust his insane political theories and elect him president… But he can't even tell when he has insurance. He mocks Obama's negotiating and PR image, but he can't even understand insurance.

  30. I find it ironic that the same candidates who are against universal healthcare moan about how expensive healthcare is / how some people can't access it.

  31. NO LIES- When Obama put everyone in our state (seniors) on O-care they were switched by our Senators to Aetna and are still on.

  32. I talked to People every were the shit is going through the rough U lie like hell My premium,Detectable went through the rough.

  33. That's why we need to remove it from private for profit Insurance to a single payer. Also this is a Blue Cross deal not Obama care, Blue Cross is a PRIVATE FOR PROFIT INSURANCE company! In the end the fact remains Cruz is using Obama Care lol so what does he think will happen if he was to repeal the ACA? His rates would go even higher.

  34. umm, maybe TYT should actually read the transcript "Blue cross Blue shield cancelled all their individual policies" – true. "Our health care got cancelled" – true. "Our premiums are going up 50%" – a little spin there, but this requires an apples to oranges comparison as every plan is so different. Under Obama, the plans that are offered are changing and being phased out when Obama promised "it won't affect your plan" when obviously it did and options are fewer and more expensive.

  35. Hah I thought Ted Cruz believed in spiritual healing. Btw I think technically Ted is classified as an exotic invertebrate. Exotic invert specialists are not cheap these days.

  36. I really don't like agreeing with Trump but he is right about Cruz. He will say anything and everything to get his way

  37. My girl got a $3 raise at work out of no where, we were excited until we found out its only to offset rising health insurance costs. She get no extra money than she was making. I have Obamacare and my deductible is $2500, a joke.

  38. What Cruz also leaves out is that his private plan is secondary to his primary health care provided by the tax payer for being a government employee. So he will always have his primary even w/out blue cross.

  39. He is an Errand Boy for billionaires Koch and Adelson. I hope Trump attacks them on that rather than getting cornered by the two Errand Boys, Rubio and Cruz. Trump on the other side is the best chance for Bernie

  40. I like how they go into all the lying and bullshit of Ted Cruz, yet they defend Hilary Clinton who has done much much much worse. Hypocrites.

  41. these two idiots obviously do NOT understand the difference between "having an insurance plan" vs. "having an HMO insurance plan".

    HMO is not considered a quality health insurance plan product as your choices of network of physicians and facilities are severely limited by the insurance companies.

  42. When this went into effect my mothers employer dropped Blue Cross and switched to Cigna and now the insurance we have is shit in comparison.

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