Ted Cruz Spurns Obamacare for Private Health Insurance

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has not signed up for Obamacare after all — and he’s going to keep talking about abolishing it during his 2016 Republican presidential campaign.

Cruz and his wife, Heidi, bought a private health plan from Texas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, campaign spokesman Rick Tyler told The Washington Post on Saturday.

“They didn’t buy it off the exchange,” Tyler said. Coverage for the Cruz family, which includes two young daughters, was not interrupted, he said. “It just made the most sense for them.”

Tyler would provide no further specifics about Cruz’s insurance, the Post reports.

The senator — who spoke nearly 22 hours on the Senate floor against Obamacare in 2013, setting off events that led to a partial federal government shutdown — said the day after his March 23 presidential announcement that he would acquire coverage under the Affordable Care Act.