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Lucille
05-19-2011, 05:23 PM
Oh my: Did Mitch Daniels support a health-care mandate in 2003?
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An item in the South Bend Tribune from October, 23, 2003, on a campaign stop Daniels made to a health clinic, reported:

The candidate said he favors a universal health care system that would move away from employee-based health policies and make it mandatory for all Americans to have health insurance.

Daniels envisioned one scenario in which residents could certify their coverage when paying income taxes and receive a tax exemption that would cover the cost.

“We really have to have universal coverage,” Daniels said.

Under his plan, Daniels said, the nation could get away from the inefficient and unfair way in which health care is provided to those who are uninsured, many of whom end up in emergency rooms or “at clinics like this one.”
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Reached for comment this afternoon by NRO, his office assured them that he supports using tax credits to help people buy insurance, not mandates. Mitch the Knife himself addressed the subject in a radio interview later:


“I don’t believe in mandates,” Daniels said in a radio interview with Michael Smerconish earlier today. “We took a very, very different approach here in Indiana, more or less health saving accounts for low income people.”

Daniels added that he didn’t agree that “as a matter of either good health care policy or, frankly, our constitutional liberties, that government at any level should be ordering Americans to buy a given product.”

[...] If he’s serious about running — and judging by this story, it sounds like he is — he’d better have staffers trawling Lexis/Nexis exhaustively for any “troubling” prior quotes on this subject.

Sola_Fide
05-19-2011, 05:27 PM
He was probably dropping a fat hit of acid when he said that. Clearly, he didn't mean what he said.

Lucille
05-19-2011, 05:36 PM
He was probably dropping a fat hit of acid when he said that. Clearly, he didn't mean what he said.

lol

Agorism
05-19-2011, 06:22 PM
Oops, sorry you beat me too it although I did link to a different website.