Here is what ex-conservative Newt Gingrich actually said:
I am for people, individuals -- exactly like automobile insurance -- individuals having health insurance and being required to have health insurance."
If that isn't clear enough for you, here, again, in the former Republican's own words:
"I agree that all of us have a responsibility to pay--help pay for health care,"
... But ... if YOU'RE STILL IN THE WEEDS on the subject, let's give Newt one last try to disabuse you:
I've said consistently we ought to have some requirement that you either have health insurance or you post a bond ..."
Now, your assignment for the evening is to go and find anywhere in the Constitution of the United States where it says that the government has any authority to require citizens to either buy insurance or post a bond in lieu of coverage -- not as a result of any particular activity which involves implied consent, like automobile insurance -- but simply as a matter of breathing.
Good luck! When you wander out of the weeds, please post your findings.
With all politicians trying to come up with an acceptable political solution to our perceived health care problems it is easy to forget that our problem is that the consumer is removed from the decision making process. When health care becomes market driven again then the problem will be solved. When you hear a politician refer to this you’ll know that we are finally on the road to relief.