Debunking Ted Cruz Lies – ‘Ted Cruz Wants You To Believe He’s Legally Required To Sign Up For Obamacare. He’s Not’
‘Cruz framed the decision as one of inevitability’.
‘After all, a provision of the law requires members of Congress and some of their staff to purchase coverage through the law’s marketplace in DC and since his wife and current coverage provider is giving up her employer-sponsored plan to work on his presidential campaign, the family needed to enroll in a new policy’.
But in the real World…….
- ‘The Affordable Care Act does not compel members of Congress to enroll in DC’s health care exchange';
- ‘It simply cuts off the government contribution to their insurance plans if they buy their policies elsewhere’.
Ted would actually have to P-A-Y for his insurance.
“The final rule extends a Government contribution towards health benefits plans for Members of Congress and designated congressional staff so long as the health benefits plans are purchased via the appropriate SHOP as determined by the Director,” a summary of the final rule says’.
“Nothing in the final rule or the law prevents a Member of Congress or designated congressional staff from declining a Government contribution for him or herself by choosing a different option for their health insurance coverage.”
From : http://thinkprogress.org/election/2015/03/25/3638697/ted-cruz-wants-believe-hes-legally-required-sign-obamacare-hes-totally-wrong/