Tue Sep 24, 2013 AT 6:00 AM EDT
The Senate finally started debate on ObamaCare defunding Monday and Sen. Ted Cruz came out with an immediate confrontational tone, reports the Wall Street Journal in its straight news section. Meanwhile, the Journal’s editorial page wishes Sen. Cruz the best of luck, but makes a preemptive call for an apology from the Texas Senator if his ObamaCare defunding strategy fails. Forbes reports ObamaCare will increase health care spending by $7,540 for a typical family of four. And Bloomberg reports hospitals around the country are bracing for a surge of new patients with previously untreated conditions.