Ted Cruz is signing up for Obamacare

After promising to repeal, “every word” of Obamacare, 2016 Presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced that he will be signing up for the Affordable Care Act.

Cruz was formerly covered under his wife Heidi’s health insurance, which she got through her employer Goldman Sachs.

Heidi Cruz is a managing director, but since she has taken a leave of absence, Cruz and his family will no longer be covered under the plan.

Yes, like the over 11 million Americans who have been insured under Obamacare since it has been enacted, Cruz will now be relying on the nanny-state for his healthcare.

“We’ll be getting new health insurance and we’ll presumably do it through my job with the Senate, and so we’ll be on the federal exchange with millions of others on the federal exchange,” Cruz said in an interview with CNN.

Obamacare requires members of Congress and some of their staff to get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

“I believe we should follow the text of every law, even laws I disagree with,” Cruz told CNN.

Senator Cruz has fought harder than almost anyone to repeal the act, filibustering the federal budget for 21 hours in the Senate in 2013 as a part of just one such attempt.

Ted Cruz became the first candidate from a major party to announce his run for the presidency when he did so yesterday in a speech at Liberty University.

 

[Think Progress][Huffington Post][Washington Post][CNN]