How does one explain multimillionaire Mittzie's mandate machinations?
Romney has said he wants to make sure that Americans with pre-existing conditions do not lose their current health insurance.
What he doesn’t say is that he would not keep the provision ensuring this protection in the current law.
What would he do?
Simply say tough luck to people with disabilities?
He still has not explained why he has shifted his views on a mandate requiring health insurance.
This requirement was the defining characteristic of the plan he pushed through as governor of Massachusetts, which served as a model for Obama’s plan.
Romneycare imposed stiff penalties — at one stage more than $1,000 per person — for those who could afford health insurance and did not get it.
Was that a tax increase?
The Republican nominee tries to make the distinction that a mandate is fine on the state level but unconstitutional and bad policy on the national level.
That is a distinction most voters do not get.