- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, the first major Republican candidate to jump into the 2016 presidential race, raised some eyebrows by telling news outlets in recent days that he had plans to sign up for health insurance through Obamacare — a law he’s repeatedly vowed to scrap.

“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,” he said Tuesday on CNN.

Mr. Cruz’s wife, Heidi, is taking unpaid leave from her job at Goldman Sachs, leaving the family without health care coverage.

A Cruz spokesman told The Associated Press on Tuesday, however, that Mr. Cruz and his family had not yet settled on an option or the financial implications of the choice.

“Let’s let them make a decision on what coverage they’ll get before we start speculating on every variable,” spokesman Rick Tyler said.

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