Newt Gingrich Also Has A Healthcare Reform Problem
Mitt Romney isn’t alone in having to defend his past positions on healthcare. Taegan Goddard explains Newt’s previous positions on healthcare that will not sit well with Republicans.
Here’s Newt Gingrich in his 2008 book, Real Change: “Finally, we should insist that everyone above a certain level buy coverage (or, if they are opposed to insurance, post a bond). Meanwhile, we should provide tax credits or subsidize private insurance for the poor.”
From his 2005 book, Winning the Future: “You have the right to be part of the lowest-cost insurance pool and you have a responsibility to buy insurance… We need some significant changes to ensure that every American is insured, but we should make it clear that a 21st Century Intelligent System requires everyone to participate in the insurance system.”
Now, Gingrich takes to referring to this kind of reform as a “centralized health dictatorship.”