Skip to comments.Gingrich Backs Obamacare's Individual Mandate Requiring Health Insurance (May 2011)
Posted on 11/14/2011 9:56:04 PM PST by mean ogre
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.
Gregory played a clip of Gingrich speaking during an appearance on Meet the Press in October 1993:
I am for people, individuals -- exactly like automobile insurance -- individuals having health insurance and being required to have health insurance. And I am prepared to vote for a voucher system which will give individuals, on a sliding scale, a government subsidy so we insure that everyone as individuals have health insurance.
Gregory asked Gingrich if he would criticize GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney, whose "Romneycare" health program enacted during his time as Governor in Massachusetts mandated that all uninsured purchase health insurance.
Gingrich replied he would not make it an issue in the campaign and said he agreed with key aspects of Romneycare.
"I agree that all of us have a responsibility to pay--help pay for health care," Gingrich said, adding, "I've said consistently we ought to have some requirement that you either have health insurance or you post a bond ..."
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How about the guy that was always against it, and is known for a pretty good debate performace arguing against HillaryCare?
Stand naked in front of your monitor and sing "I'm a Little Teapot".
He supported Hillarycare, too.
Newt has baggage blah, blah,....Newt has baggage blah, blah,....So Obama doesn’t huh? Does Cain have baggage? Romney? Bachman? Rick? Paul? Huntsman? I rest my case.
Newt will replace ObamaKare with NewtKare.
Perry doesn't support amnesty - he just wants to let illegals become citizens and give them more free stuff.
Herman Caine isn't ready for Prime Time.
No one but the democrats believe Romney.
Ron Paul would start WW-III and it would take place right here.
No one can remember the names of those other people who get into the debates.
I won’t let a man be ruined by allegations based on hearsay.
Newt is being justly haunted by his RINO factual past.
I’ll Stay with Cain
Ouch. I like Newt - but wow.
I’ll carry Cain’s baggage - for Newt I’d need a couple of trolleys.
Bachman is ready for Prime Time??
People would have been better going with Bachmann from the start.
She was right on all the issues and a outspoken fighter against Obamacare.
Now we are stuck with the wrong people saying all the right things before an election.
Based on issues and a conservative record. Yes. She is ready for primetime.
She's the only real conservative in the crowd and she knows how to find Washington DC on a map.
Deal breaker. Welcome to FR.
Doesn’t make any difference, he still has baggage.
mean ogre is toast
Nice shot! ZOT!