Ted Cruz Asks Facebook Friends About Obamacare, Doesn't Get Answers He Wanted

Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz is the junior U.S. Senator for the state of Texas. He is a member of the Republican Party and a flag bearer for its Tea Party division. In 2013, Cruz helped shut down the government in an effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Senator Cruz posted a query to Facebook last week about the very health care law he has spent much of the last five years demonizing, but probably didn't get the response his trolling had intended. After all, his Facebook friends love him and he hates Obamacare, so they must hate it too! Cruz asked:

"Quick poll: Obamacare was signed into law four years ago yesterday. Are you better off now than you were then?

Comment with YES or NO!"

With over 46,000 comments currently registered on the "quick poll," it's very clear that the vast majority come down on one side of the issue — and it's not Ted Cruz's side. While it's a futile task to track through all the comments on social media, page after page of comment reads like the top ranked comment:

"Yes! Everyone in my family has a pre-existing condition that range from minor to serious. We were uninsurable on the individual market. Now we've got great coverage through healthcare.gov. We did NOT get a subsidy but it still fits our budget!"

The comments run the gamut from protecting against pre-existing condition discrimination to affordability, but it's quite apparent that even in Cruz's insulated world that the realities of the Affordable Care Act are very different than the demonizations of Obamacare.

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