Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), perhaps America's foremost critic of Obamacare, might be signing up for Obamacare.
A day after announcing his presidential run, Cruz (R-Texas) told the Des Moines Register during an Iowa campaign stop that he expected to sign up for health insurance through a federally mandated exchange because the coverage he had been on -- a plan offered through wife Heidi's employer, Goldman Sachs -- will end because she is taking unpaid leave in order to help his campaign.
"We will presumably go on the exchange and sign up for health care and we're in the process of transitioning over to do that," he told the paper Tuesday.
That from the guy who has vowed to kill the Affordable Care Act (and its exchanges):
If there's one issue that Cruz has ridden to political stardom, it's President Obama's signature health reform law. Cruz spent 21 hours on the Senate floor decrying the measure, then led Republicans into a two-week government shutdown over it. And the law figured into his campaign kickoff Monday: "Imagine in 2017 a new president signing legislation repealing every word of Obamacare," he said to applause.