US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his wife Heidi wave to the crowd after he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination to run for US president March 23, 2015 at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. 
US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his wife Heidi wave to the crowd after he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination to run for US president March 23, 2015 at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.  - 
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Texas Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz, as you may know, has been a vocal and active opponent of the Affordable Care Act.

The Senator himself and his family had, until yesterday, gotten their health insurance through his wife, a managing director at Goldman Sachs.

Mrs. Cruz is now on unpaid leave during the campaign, which means, as the Senator told the Des Moines Registerthat he and the family will be signing up for Obamacare.

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