And of course the conservative Heritage Foundation which came up with the idea of the mandate to begin with."We also believe strongly that personal responsibility is vital to creating a 21st Century Intelligent Health System," Gingrich wrote in the memo which was found on an old Gingrich website by BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski. "Individuals who can afford to purchase health insurance and simply choose not to place an unnecessary burden on a system that is on the verge of collapse; these free-riders undermine the entire health system by placing the onus of responsibility on taxpayers."
See, when conservatives push the idea it's about personal responsibility. When Obama adopts their idea it's a government takeover of health care.