Skip to comments.Gingrich Backs Obamacare's Individual Mandate
Posted on 05/15/2011 6:07:07 PM PDT by libstripper
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday that he strongly supports a federal mandate requiring citizens to buy health insurance a position that has been rejected by many Republicans, including several who likely will be running against him for the Republican presidential nomination.
Appearing on NBCs Meet the Press, Gingrich told host David Gregory that he continues to advocate for a plan he first called for in the early 1990s as a Congressman, which requires every uninsured citizen to purchase or acquire health insurance.
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Newt was once a champion of conservatism. It’s kind of a shame.
What we NEED is a law that says if you don’t have insurance and cannot otherwise pay, no healthcare provider (doctor, hospital, etc.) is obligated to treat you.
I’m not supporting Newt, but let’s not distort what he said. He isn’t exactly backing obamacare. Not even close.
He’s just gone flat off the deep deep end. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a political figure who has been so brilliant and yet so looney in the same lifetime. It is indeed a character problem. Could be a brain tumor too. (and I’m not trying to be flippant - I mean it must be something physiological or chemical).
Newt has turned into Scott Ritter. Rahm Emanuel’s private eye’s must have really gotten the goods on Gingrich.
Wow! That was a short campaign. Bye Newt
I think we should be glad he is revealing himself so early in the race.
I’ll sure vote for this conservative.....//NOT//
Good bye Newt. No chance.
Sorry Newt, I really respect your intelligence but that is the kiss of death. YOU’RE OUT!!!!!!!!!
He may have been doing more than just sitting on that couch with pelosi.
Would Newt support a “one wife” for life mandate? It does appear Newt’s trying to get the Democrat nomination.
Gingrich should run against Obama.
In the Democrat Party primaries, where he belongs!
No more RINOS!
If the GOP nominates a RINO stay home as I will!
Rather the evil you know than a Rino implementing the progressive sociomarxist agenda anyways!
Is this an AZConservative satire?
I’m going to support your statement on Mr. Gingrich. He has made some bad calls in his home life, but he has been very powerful in his political life. He is a very smart man, and I want to see the debates. Don’t let everything here detract you.
That and four buck will buy him a Happy Meal. He’s just another ruling class elitist. Piss be upon him.
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