Secondly, with regards to the, uh... the mandate, the individual responsibility program, which I proposed, I was very pleased to see that the compromise from the two houses includes the personal responsibility principle. That is essential for bringing health care costs down for everyone, and getting everybody the health insurance they, uh... deserve and need.


Mitt Romney, in March of 2006, advocates an individual mandate for health insurance, which he proposed in Romneycare. Now, 6 years later, he suggests that Obamacare is a bad idea because of the same mandate, forcing conservatives to question his views and ethics.