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.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have an illustrious predecessor: In 1790, the very first Congress—which incidentally included 20 framers—passed a law that included a mandate: namely, a requirement that ship owners buy medical insurance... 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