Cruz: Other shoe hasn’t dropped; what’s next for Obamacare is worse

Earlier this week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, described a few additional unintended consequences that we can expect with the Affordable Care Act’s rollout, and as he describes it, as bad as it’s been so far, we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg.

“The five million who have lost their health care now is just the beginning of this,” he begins. You’re going to see more and more people who can’t keep their doctor.”

For example, he noted that Texas Oncology, which he described as “one of the very best cancer centers in Texas,” will not be accepting Obamacare patients.

Cruz then predicted that that premiums will rise significantly in the spring because an inadequate number of healthy policyholders will be signed up.

“We’ve seen sticker shock already as premiums have gone up,” he said. “But the next wave of premiums is likely to go up dramatically.”

But the “most damaging” effect will be suffered by the “90 million plus people who have employer=provided health care.”

Cruz predicted that corporate human resource directors will be dumping their employee coverage when the employer mandate kicks in in 2015.

By providing health insurance to a segment of the uninsured, the Affordable Care Act will “screw up the insurance of the remaining couple hundred million of other people,” he concluded.

Watch his remarks below, and if you haven’t already, be sure to check out Texas mom speaks out about viral letter to Obama: ‘I’m one of millions’

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  • Butch

    Why is the gov. involved w/ healthcare, it must be a control issue.

    • eaglestalon

      Duh, ya think?

    • Jack Deth

      Because Democrats lack the ability to leave well enough alone. And they want to control every aspect of your life. Through means extra legal, illegal and unconstitutional.

      It’s always been and will continue to be about “power”.
      It’s the only language they understand.

      • teekay51

        1000% correct!!!

      • william mony

        Obamacare summed up
        In the democrats world, if a tree has a bad dead branch, you cut down the whole tree and replant it.
        Unfortunately, you plant the wrong tree, in the wrong spot, and that is after a year delay in which the planter you hired didn’t show up and had to be replaced; twice, and they lost the first couple of seeds; three times, and didn’t follow the proper proven procedures; ever. This is the world of the democrats

    • teekay51

      $2+ trillion a year is spent on HC insurance in the private sector. If they drive evryone to single payer, they will manage the funds and spending. Good luck with that $200,000 hip replacement Grandma, the committee decided you would be better off with a $3,000 wheelchair. It has never been about anything else, the “revenue” you always hear the “progressives” (communists) referring to in every sppech.

    • Roy J Stewart

      Butch, ‘Healthcare’ is the Name; Power, Control, Domination, Subservience to the king is the Game! Enough of Washington ‘Aristocracy’; 86-16, and the IRS! Bring some sanity back to America!

  • Asok Asus

    Mortally ill people who’ve lost their insurance and their doctors and won’t be able to get them back in time will soon be dying because of Obamacare. Ted Cruz needs to gather a couple of dozen of these poor souls from around the nation, and hold a press conference with them surrounding him, and declare: “Mr. President, let’s tear down this Obamacare now! It’s time to repeal this monstrosity. Too many innocent people are dying already. Let’s stop the horror before more are killed by it.”

    • jlf0210

      I’m one of them,

    • Dodge

      You got that right… they are guilty of serial fraud:

      Serial Fraud is defined as:

      In 18 U.S.C. 1038, it states:

      “(1) In general. – Whoever engages in any conduct with intent to convey false or misleading information under circumstances where such information may reasonably be believed and where such information indicates that an activity has taken, is taking, or will take place that would constitute a violation of chapter 2, 10, 11B, 39, 40, 44, 111, or 113B of this title, section 236 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2284), or section 46502, the second sentence of section 46504, section 46505(b)(3) or (c), section 46506 if homicide or attempted homicide is involved, or section 60123(b) of title 49, shall – (A) be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both; (B) if serious bodily injury results, be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both; and (C) if death results, be fined under this title or imprisoned for any number of years up to life, or both.”

      In 18 U.S.C. Section 1035 which relates to “False statements relating to health care matters”, the law states:

      “(a) Whoever, in any matter involving a health care benefit program, knowingly and willfully – (1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact; or (2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations, or makes or uses any materially false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry.”

      It is clear that these statutes have been breached by the President of the United States… PERIOD! It is also clear that there are many individuals that have lost their health care because they no longer have insurance and that health care is paramount to keeping them alive… short term. They will suffer death because of this fraud. As outlined above, if death results, the criminal can be imprisoned for any number of years up to and including life and be fined substantially. Bring IT!

      • Enough

        If only THEY would follow the law. Thank you for printing this!!

      • elaine schiff

        serial killing-murder is a worse crime-

    • Doug

      Throw in, “Help us Jesus,” that’s always an attention grabber.

  • madgrandma

    It ( The gov’t ) has ZERO business in our healthcare, our education, or anything about our lifestyles…Their job is to protect out freedom. They are failing.

    • teekay51

      The liberals and progressives (notice I did not mention parties, they are in both) have proven time and time again that they cannot be trusted with the keys.

      The current crop of politicians are interested only in their own job retention and power ($$$$$$). They arrive with some wealth and amass fortunes while in DC.

      90% of them think DC is some big office building type job and do whatever they can to fit in and stay there.

      IT’S TIME FOR THEM TO GO!!!!!

  • Bonnie Girard

    The only thing ovomit will understand is when we 90 million hit DC at one time. I am more than ready!!!! Of course his wake up call will be when the R’s take the senate and he has NO POWER!!!!

    • copperpeony

      First you have to make sure your state has voter ID. If not , then the massive fraud will kick in like it did in 2012.

    • william mony

      Bonnie
      I think a hour walkout, nationwide, of everyone who works would send a message . Companies would participate. This would be followed by a March on DC with 90 million people. Also every last politician that voted for this would of course be voted out.

  • Defend Liberty

    Just like its marxist, socialist, and communist ancestors, today’s liberalism is a death cult.

  • Pissed Working White Male

    Government has NO right to tell me I have to buy something from anyone, much less from THEM.

    I WILL NOT COMPLY

  • jlf0210

    We were perfectly happy with our Company insurance and we paid our part, but now we will loose it. It has gone up from 400 a month to 1200..AIN”T NO WAY . We can not afford it. NOW all you dumbass’s that voted for Satan have probably just killed me and thousands of others….What can you say after that? NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOU EITHER…If you think for one minute that Odictater and his bunch gives rat’s rump about you, you are moonbat crazy…THANKS, ASSHOLES!!!

    • Enough

      I only hope we have enough time to get HIM OUT!! God Bless you jif0210. God will provide. Hang in there. There are enough of us that are pissed off to handle this!!

      • Doug

        Start a petition.

    • william mony

      We need to corner him,the volunteer, continue to call him what he is, a liar. He should be heckled at every speech. He should get no rest. The main stream media is to be boycotted, so that their advertisers drop them. Fight to get our country back

  • ConservativeDee

    It will be a LONG TIME before another dem is elected potus after this disastrous one and THANK GOD!

    • Donna Kleinfeldt-Rolls

      I wish I were that confident. Unfortunately liberals rarely look beyond this very moment and how it makes them feeeeeel. Same as their policies never look beyond to what destruction it leaves in their wake and somehow they are genius at ALWAYS leaving the Rs holding the blame. Ugh.

      • Steve

        Donna, the libs are sitting at their kitchen table sweating this as well. Their eyes are being forced open. Keep the faith.

      • CorruptionInColumbia

        In a way, the Republican Party is quite to blame. I honestly believe they were working hand in glove with the NWO to ensure that Obama won the first time and also won re-election. They send clowns like the Bush family, McCain, and Romney, in, knowing they will lose because they would only be a little better, or a little slower at destroying this country, than Obama would. They did everything in their power to silence people like Ron Paul, the one candidate who stood a chance of fixing this country before it was too late.

        Now, the drums beat that in 2016, they will run some gasbag like Christie, Santorum, or another GD Bush against the pantsuit, guaranteeing that she gets to destroy anything that Obama hasn’t already laid waste to.

        • Doug

          Jesus loves Santorum.

        • Doug

          I think the Delaware witch is available.

    • Steve

      CD, you’ve got that right. Yee Haa!!!
      Now let’s make sure we pick the candidates from now on. Not the MSM. If I hear Christie one more time I’ll Barf.

    • Doug

      My sources say Cruz has an 80-20 lead over Hillary.

  • bvdees

    and, that doesn’t even consider the exponential numbers of stolen identities and compromised personal information that will surely follow our “navigators” as surely as a rainbow follows the rain!

  • turko74

    It’s a way to collect taxes from healthcare. Businesses start paying approximately 4% in 2014 on their premiums