ObamaCare Critic Ted Cruz Must Enroll in ObamaCare Was previously covered by wife's job, but she's taken a leave of absence By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Mar 24, 2015 5:00 PM CDT 199 comments Comments Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) (Newser) – One of Ted Cruz's main themes as a new presidential candidate is to repeal ObamaCare in its entirety. But first, he's planning to sign up for it, because he needs health insurance. "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," Cruz tells the Des Moines Register. Cruz used to be covered by wife Heidi's benefits at Goldman Sachs, but she has taken an unpaid leave of absence for her husband's campaign, notes CNN. Thus, no more benefits from there, leaving Cruz to get it through his employer—the federal government. "I believe we should follow the text of every law, even (a) law I disagree with," Cruz tells CNN's Dana Bash. "It's one of the real differences—if you look at President Obama and the lawlessness, if he disagrees with a law he simply refuses to follow it or claims the authority to unilaterally change."