- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The White House said Wednesday that Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a big opponent of Obamacare, will learn to enjoy the benefits of the program.

“If those reports are true, then what he will find is the same thing that millions of Americans across the country have found, which is that there are good, quality, affordable health care plans that are available because of the Affordable Care Act,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

Mr. Cruz, who announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination this week, said he will probably shop for health insurance on an exchange because his wife, Heidi, is taking a leave of absence from her job while he campaigns for 2016. Members of Congress without insurance are required to sign up through health care exchanges created by Obamacare.

Asked by a reporter to comment on the irony, Mr. Earnest didn’t take the bait.

“I have noticed that a number of other people have pointed out the irony,” he said. “I’m seeking to merely point out the common experience that it seems that the Cruz family may be sharing in.”

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