Ted Cruz Will Sign Up for Obamacare, the Law He Hates

The senator's family will lose their health insurace covered by wife's employer

"We'll be getting new health insurance and we'll presumably do it through my job with the Senate, and so we'll be on the federal exchange with millions of others," Cruz said in an interview with CNN Tuesday.

“Well, it is written in the law that members will be on the exchanges without subsidies just like millions of Americans so that's – I think the same rules should apply to all of us. Members of Congress should not be exempt,” Cruz told the Des Moines Register.

Cruz launched his presidential campaign yesterday on the five-year anniversary of the president signing the Affordable Care Act into law and committed to repealing the legislation if he becomes president in 2017.

"Instead of the joblessness, instead of the millions forced into part-time work, instead of the millions who've lost their health insurance, lost their doctors, have faced skyrocketing health insurance premiums, imagine in 2017 a new president signing legislation repealing every word of Obamacare," Cruz said at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia Tuesday.