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Health Care: Republicans Oppose Their Own Idea

NPR’s Julie Rovner gives us the history of the individual mandate:

For Republicans, the idea of requiring every American to have health insurance is one of the most abhorrent provisions of the Democrats’ health overhaul bills.

“Congress has never crossed the line between regulating what people choose to do and ordering them to do

The Baucus Health Care Bill: A Work In Progress (Cont’d.)

I noted yesterday that Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus has signaled he is open to making adjustments to his bill, even before it gets to its first formal drafting session on Tuesday. (Stay tuned to Swampland, by the way, to follow the progress of the markup. We have some special plans for coverage in the works.)

And …