Romney Urged Obama to Embrace the Individual Mandate

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According to Red State:

But back in 2009, as Barack Obama was formulating his healthcare
vision for the country, Mitt Romney encouraged him publicly to use an
individual mandate. In his op-ed, Governor Romney suggested that the
federal government learn from Massachusetts how to make healthcare
available for all. One of those things was “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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