Cruz defends call to repeal health care law
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is defending his call to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
Cruz was confronted about the stance Saturday by an audience member at a campaign stop in Hubbard, Iowa. Voter Mike Valde told Cruz his brother-in-law couldn’t afford health insurance until Obama’s law, but by the time he went to a doctor he was dying and couldn’t be saved.
Cruz says health insurance is too expensive under the law and told Valde his brother-in-law could have gotten insurance earlier if he could have afforded it "but because of government regulations he couldn’t."
Valde said after the event that promising to repeal Obama’s law is just a campaign slogan and he wanted to hear Cruz’s plan for a replacement.
Valde says he intends to caucus for Democrat Hillary Clinton.