posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 11:11 PM
But the idea of an individual health insurance mandate later appeared in two bills introduced by Republican lawmakers in 1993, according to the
non-partisan research group ProCon.org. Among the supporters of the bills were senators Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who today
oppose the mandate under current law.
So where did this idea of personal responsibility come form anyway? The idea that everyone should be responsible for his or her own personal
The mandate, requiring every American to purchase health insurance, appeared in a 1989 published proposal by Stuart M. Butler of the conservative
Heritage Foundation called "Assuring Affordable Health Care for All Americans," which included a provision to "mandate all households to obtain
So it's a CONSERVATIVE idea?!?! As in the GOP? Tea Party conservative? Huh?
Why the vitriol and hatred from those on the right, to a fundamentally CONSERVATIVE idea?
In 2007, a bi-partisan Senate bill authored by Senators Bob Bennett, R-Utah, and Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, contained a mandate
So in 2007, we have Republicans and Democrats, hand in hand, with a plan for personal respnsibilty in Americas healthcare.
In 2007. Remember that date.
In 2009, however, Republican senators declared such a provision “unconstitutional.”
Huh!?!? In 2007, the individual mandate is the product of love between the two parties. In 2009, the GOP says its UNCONSTITUTIONAL? But they just
loved the idea a scant 2 years ago.....what could have changed in those intervening years?.......
Someone help me here to understand why a conservative idea is no longer conservative when embraced by the 'other' party.
And oh yeah, the full Romney quote;
“With regards to the individual mandate, the individual responsibility program that I proposed, I was very pleased that the compromise between
the two houses includes the personal responsibility mandate. That is essential for bringing the health care costs down for everyone and getting
everyone the health insurance they need," Romney says in the video.
Etch a Sketch moment, Obama should bring one to the next debate.
edit on 9-10-2012 by ErEhWoN because: (no reason given)