Openly religious president candidate (R) Ted Cruz once spent 21 hours filibustering ObamaCare. So, when the Cruz family adopted ObamaCare recently, media controversy was inevitable.
Cruz’ wife, Heidi, is temporarily stepping down from her job at Goldman Sachs to help with the campaigning. Her resignation left the Cruz family without insurance, so they turned to Healthcare.gov.
Many liberals are calling Cruz a major hypocrite, while most conservatives support him, saying, “Cruz is just following the law.” Cruz has even said it himself: “I believe we should follow the text of every law, even laws I disagree with,” he said in an interview with CNN.
However, it’s not necessarily “the law” that the Cruz family goes on ObamaCare. They have other options.
Among these options is not being covered at all. Without coverage, the Cruz family would have to pay a fine: either $1,300 ($325 for each member of his family,) or 2% of their income, whichever is greater. The obvious downside? They don’t have coverage.
Cruz is ultimately dealing with a problem that many Americans deal with every year. It’s not merely an issue of “to be insured or to not be insured;” it’s much more than that.
A few questions linger with the public: Is Cruz’ insurance plan any of our business? Is the way the media is handling the situation ethical? Is Cruz choosing ObamaCare going to affect his campaigning?