Signing up for Obamacare is a brilliant move by Senator Ted Cruz.
His wife Heidi is a managing director at Goldman Sachs, and as such most likely has a Cadillac insurance plan covering the family. By taking unpaid leave (which is her intent so she can campaign with him) that insurance will become invalid. So Cruz had two choices: Pass in getting insurance and pay the penalty, or PURCHASE insurance as the law requires.
Now..... if you think the insurance for CONGRESS isn't also a Cadillac plan - think again. But Cruz is forgoing THAT as well, and opting to take the route many 'regular people' have as their only choice.....
Remember that there are 'coverage tiers' in Obamacare, so you can get whatever tier you are willing to pay for. So Cruz WILL have his family insured..... but NOW - he's (1) one of the regular people and (2) he will learn about the Obamacare enrollment and coverage issues from the ground up - making him VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE about what 'regular people' are faced with. He can attack Obamacare from a position of personal involvement and knowledge.....
He will probably be the only member of Congress that can do that!
The talking heads on the left are screaming that Cruz is a hypocrite.... but if he opted NOT to get insurance, they would scream that he's a lawbreaker! Cruz has totally taken them in..... hook, line, and sinker!
BRILLIANT, TED! ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!