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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says he will obtain new health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act – the very law he has been trying to kill since its enactment.

Cruz told CNN’s Dana Bash on Tuesday that he will sign up for Obamacare because he will no longer have health benefits through his wife’s employer, Goldman Sachs. Heidi Cruz, a managing director at the firm’s Houston office, is on unpaid leave during the senator’s presidential run and her benefits have been cut off for the duration.

“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.

The uber-conservative from Texas made a name for himself in the Senate by denouncing President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law. But Cruz didn’t see the irony in his decision to sign up, saying he was simply following the law.

“I believe we should follow the text of every law, even (a) law I disagree with,” Cruz told CNN. “It’s one of the real differences — if you look at President Obama and the lawlessness, if he disagrees with a law he simply refuses to follow it or claims the authority to unilaterally change.”

Cruz also said he will continue advocating for repealing the law.

“What is problematic about Obamacare is that it is killing millions of jobs in this country and has killed millions of jobs,” Cruz said. “It has forced millions of people into part time work. It has caused millions of people to lose their insurance, to lose their doctors and to face skyrocketing insurance premiums. That is unacceptable.”

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7 thoughts on “Say What? Ted Cruz Wants Obamacare Repealed…But Is Signing Up For It

  1. October on said:

    He’s only walking the walk because as the article states, while he is running for President, his Gold plated Congressional health care was cut off. He’s still an advocate for repealling the law. His actions are nothing to brag about. He didn’t save enough of his glorious salary to buy on the open market?

  2. This article has idiot written all over it.
    Cruz purposely gave up his “Gold Plated” Congressional Health Insurance that NO OTHER DEMOCRATIC Senator would do for the crappy Obamacare. The Democratic Senators forced this crappy obamacare on American citizens while keeping their “Gold Plated” Health Insurance. The Hypocrisy is on EVERY Senator who voted for the crappy obamacare law while not having the guts to switch over to it.
    Cruz walks the walk … He should be applauded for it!

  3. See how God works? He said he would make “your enemy your footstool.”. Now, Ted Cruz and his wife need to sign up for “Obamacare.”. Praises to God for his victory in this one! 🙂

  4. Wasn’t Obamacare based on congressional healthcare system so it came first and even if Obamacare didn’t exist he would still have to do the same thing I do see some irony here though

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