Citizens should not be able to cheat their neighbors by not buying insurance, particularly when they can afford it, and expect others to pay for their care when they need it.” An “individual mandate,” he added, should be applied “when the larger health-care system has been fundamentally changed.” […]
“Finally, we should insist that everyone above a certain level buy coverage (or, if they are opposed to insurance, post a bond). Meanwhile, we should provide tax credits or subsidize private insurance for the poor.”
“People whose income is too low should receive Medicaid vouchers and tax credits to buy insurance,”
When Newt Gingrich suggests a mandate its about Personal Responsibility. When the Dems do the exact same thing its a godless socialist federal power-grab that puts us all on the road to serfdom.