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Ted Cruz Spurns Obamacare for Private Health Insurance

By    |   Saturday, 16 May 2015 05:25 PM

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.

Heidi Cruz lost her insurance when she took unpaid leave from her job as a managing director at Goldman Sachs in Houston to support her husband's campaign. The senator's Obamacare disclosure brought widespread attacks from Democrats.

Still, Cruz will continue his battle to end Obamacare, Tyler told the Post.

"He continues to have an opposition to the ACA, and he’s very vocal about that," he said. "It’s definitely part of the campaign, running against Obamacare.

"He has continually said he’d like to repeal every word of it."

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