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Mitt Romney In 2009 Urged President Obama To Propose Individual Mandate

Romney advocated for the individual mandate in a 2009 USA Today op-ed. And the lessons we learned in Massachusetts could help Washington find it… Our experience also demonstrates that getting every citizen insured doesn’t have to break the bank. First, we established incentives for those who were uninsured to buy insurance. Using tax penalties, as we did, or tax credits, as others have proposed, encourages “free riders” to take responsibility for themselves rather than pass their medical costs on to others.
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Listen To Gingrich Use Romney’s And Obama’s Words To Defend The Individual Mandate

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (3 years ago)

Verum Serum finds audio of Newt Gingrich touting the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate in a call with health care clients from May of 2009. Relying on rhetoric that echoes Mitt Romney’s and President Obama’s defense of the pr... Read Post

Mitt Romney urged President Obama to propose individual mandate

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (2 years ago)

Mitt Romney had previously endorsed taking Romneycare's mandate to federal level in 2007 Andrew Kaczynski digs up a remarkable July 2009 op-ed from Mitt Romney in which Romney not only brags about the effectiveness of the individual... Read Post

Romney Backed Mandate in 2009

US Politics / Liberal : Drudge Retort Weblog (2 years ago)

In a 2009 op-ed that he wrote for USA Today, Mitt Romney argued that an individual mandate should be a part of President Barack Obama's health care reform. Romney called his plan effect and urged Obama to learn from it. "First, we e... Read Post


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