http://blog.heritage.org/wp-content/...f-05-11-11.pdfHeritage policy experts never supported an unqualified mandate like that in the PPACA [ObamaCare]. Their prior support for a qualified mandate was limited to catastrophic coverage (true insurance that is precisely what the PPACA forbids), coupled with tax relief for all families and other reforms that are conspicuously absent from the PPACA. Since then, a growing body of research has provided a strong basis to conclude that any government insurance mandate is not only unnecessary, but is a bad policy option. Moreover, Heritage’s legal scholars have been consistent in explaining that the type of mandate in the PPACA is unconstitutional.
To her Wall Street owners: Hillary Clinton: “But if everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. so, you need both a public and a private position.” - Hillary Clinton: "I'm kind of far removed from the struggles of the Middle Class"
At the time that the healthcare bill was being conceived in Massachusetts, both houses were solidly Democrat. All Romney did was sign a Democrat-sponsored bill into law. If that makes Republicans the owners of same, considering that a veto from him would have been overturned, call it what you will.
On the other hand, if it were that great, why are we having the problems we are seeing with Obamacare, another Democrat sponsored healthcare bill? When a majority of Americans don't want or like it, there usually is a good reason, not even counting the lies about it that are now becoming apparent...cost, doctor shortage, access to tests determined by beaurocrats in DC and not your doctor, etc. And most important, why the urgent cries to be exempted from such a great plan? :
I know. I will admit it does bother me that some of the GOP just can't help but put their two cents worth into anything. If the democrats bring a steaming pile of **** into congress, some brain dead republican is willing to contribute a few flies. It's maddening sometimes.