Cruz to buy insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz says he is signing up his family for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act — a law the Republican presidential candidate has vowed to repeal should he win the White House.

Cruz on Tuesday told The Des Moines Register that his family is looking at plans offered under the health care law.

The Cruz family previously received its coverage through a plan offered by his wife's employer. Heidi Cruz is taking an unpaid leave of absence to help her husband's campaign and is losing access to her health care plan.

The Texas Republican has been a strident opponent of the health care law, also known as Obamacare. He still is telling voters that he will repeal the law if elected president in 2016.