The Affordable Care Act is celebrating its five years birthday, and since the Obamacare became law the Republican Ted Cruz has been one of the main opponents of the health coverage, and now apparently the Texan senator might be signing up.
Ted Cruz announce recently that he will run for president the next 2016, recently it became known that Cruz’s wife is joining to his husband’s campaign and taking an unpaid leave of absence in her job at Goldman Sachs without any benefit, the Texas senator may be shopping the health coverage.
Wednesday, Cruz appeared on the Mike Gallagher show and said, “We will in all likelihood get health care through my employment, which means you end up going on to the exchange and getting health insurance”.
Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley made an amendment that was added to the law, which requires to members of Congress without health insurance to sign up to Obamacare.
But Cruz would not accept that members of Congress should receive help to pay for coverage, “I’m going to purchase health insurance with my own funds for my family, like millions of Americans,” he said.
He added, “It is my intention to campaign every day on repealing Obamacare, and in 2017 if we win this race, I hope and expect to sign legislation repealing every word of Obamacare”.
He became the face of the opposition to the health insurance bill in 2013, when the Texas senator spend 21 hours on the Senate speaking in opposition to Obamacare, ending up to a 16-day government shutdown after urging to his GOP colleagues to not accept the bill.
During his announcement to the presidential run on Monday, Ted Cruz said that if he is elected in 2016 he would dismantle Obamacare, maintaining his words though he is preparing to enroll in the health insurance while the president Barack Obama celebrates the fifth year of the law.
During an event on Wednesday, Obama referred to the fifth anniversary of the law, “We’ve made our share of mistakes since we passed this law. But we also know beyond a shred of a doubt that the policy has worked,” Obama said, “Coverage is up. Cost growth is at a historic low. Deficits have been slashed. Lives have been saved. So if anybody wants to join us in the spirit of the people who have put aside differences to come here today and help make the law work even better, come on board.”
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