It's unclear whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) deliberately chose March 23 -- the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act -- to announce his candidacy for president, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was. After all, Cruz has made a name for himself by lying about Obamacare. In fact, I would argue that point literally. It was his anti-Obamacare filibuster in 2013 that put Cruz on the map and established him a tea party messiah.
Shocking to no one, Cruz is probably the most mendacious Obamacare opponent on the right, which is saying a lot given the ubiquity of Fox News Channel. When I set out to research for this article, I had no idea how often he's been called out for lying about the law -- all the while criticizing President Obama for his "if you like your insurance, you can keep it" misstatement. Indeed nearly everything Cruz has said about the law has been evaluated by both FactCheck.org and Politifact as being, at best, mostly false.
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