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.
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 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
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