Well, I want to say that the employer mandate is what Heritage offered the individual mandate against. I'm not totally sure though so don't quote me on that.Thanks for the link. I tried to read through it to gather context and well, I'm not going to make it. LOL
Your link notes something was argued in 1989. Hillarycare was fought against after that and no attempts were made under Bush to force people to buy insurance so at best I'd say that someone with the Heritage Foundation made some sort of arguement in the late 80's.................
Yes, and if we had a universal payer system there would be no constitutionality questions because it would basically be medicare for all. The issue was Bush was saying people had to open a personal account with a private firm and invest in that private firm which is essentially the same thing as forcing people to buy private insurance.S.S. is a tax that already requires that.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not a big fan of the private mandate at all. Republicans haven't offered any alternative at all besides tort reform or selling across state lines. The first would make a negligible blip in the cost of insurance and the second...we'd see a race to unregulated states as the base for insurance companies.