One of the Affordable Care Act’s biggest foes will be signing his family up for Obamacare after all, CNN reports.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz previously had been receiving health insurance benefits through his wife Heidi’s job.But Cruz on Monday announced he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, so his wife took an unpaid leave of absence for the duration of his campaign, and that makes her ineligible for company benefits.
Heidi Nelson Cruz is a managing director at the Houston office of Goldman Sachs. On Monday, during his announcement, Cruz stressed again that he wants to repeal the entire law as soon as possible.
“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 told CNN Thursday afternoon.