Mitt Romney In 2006: Americans Shouldn’t Have The Option To Forgo Health Insurance If They Can Afford It
Speaking the the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2006, Mitt Romney said Americans shouldn’t have the choice not to buy health insurance if they can afford it.
Let me just note, there are a lot of people who say, ‘you know Governor, I don’t like this idea that people are going to be required to buy insurance. This is America. They should be free.’ Well, they are going to get free health care if they don’t buy insurance. I don’t think it is appropriate to say individuals have a choice of saying I don’t want to buy insurance even though I can afford it and I want to make somebody else pay for it. That’s not American. And that is not the right way, in my view, for us to go.
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