ObamaRomneyCare and the individual mandate: proof that it’s a Republican idea

ObamaRomneyCare and the individual mandate: proof that it’s a Republican idea

The Supreme Court held hearings last week on the constitutionality of President Obama’s healthcare law. At the heart of the hearings is the law’s “individual mandate,” (referred to here as “the mandate”) requiring every American who can afford healthcare insurance to purchase it or pay a penalty. Its critics (Republicans) tell us that the mandate violates basic constitutional principles of individual freedom and limited government. Its supporters (Democrats), believe the mandate will prevent free-riders from receiving healthcare services without paying for them because they lack insurance thereby threatening our freedom. For the rest of the article, please go to CultureMap.com.

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