No. But he's backing one of the most egregiously unconstitutional aspects of it.
And the odd thing is, I don't recall his backing this approach back in 1992-94.
It's as if he has independently decided to "take the middle ground" and "try to make government work" -- when none of his constituents want it to "work" in this fashion.
From the time of his announcement, it only took Newt -- what, 72 hours? -- to prove he was unqualified.
IF there is a defense of this, is he saying everyone should have to pay for THEIR OWN health care? And that you have to either have insurance or promise to pay something for care?
That would be a lot better than saying we all have an obligation to collectively pay for everyone else’s health care, which it sure sounded like he said.