Oh, the Goddess of Irony is certainly on my side today. The only thing that would be better is knowing that Ted Cruz had to sign up for Obamacare using the federal exchange as a Texas resident. That way, if the US Supreme Court screws up the subsidies for people, he could pay exorbitant insurance rates along with the rest of his fellow Texas citizens.
Ted Cruz, one of the loudest critics of Obamacare, will soon be using it for health insurance coverage.
"We will presumably go on the exchange and sign up for health care and we're in the process of transitioning over to do that," Cruz, a Republican candidate for president, told The Des Moines Register Tuesday.
Cruz's wife, Heidi, is going on an unpaid leave of up absence from her job at Goldman Sachs to join Cruz full time on the campaign trail, Cruz told the Register.
Don't imagine for a minute he's glad to have a different option than his wife's insurance, though.
Asked if it chafes at all to have to rely on Obamacare, Cruz told the Register: "Well, it is written in the law that members will be on the exchanges without subsidies just like millions of Americans so that's – I think the same rules should apply to all of us. Members of Congress should not be exempt."
But, Cruz added, he'd still like to see Obamacare repealed in its entirety.
And I'd like to see Ted Cruz faced with the prospect of being uninsured with a pre-existing condition: Inflated Ego Syndrome with Delusions of Grandeur.