Yesterday, I wrote in the American Spectator that Newt Gingrich has been on the wrong side of too many crucial health care debates.  In this video, from a discussion in 2005, he endorses insurance mandates.

He begins with a bit of his trademark stream-of-consciousness maundering about the need for 100% coverage if we want proper preventive care in a “rational system.” Then he utters these deadly words:

You ought to either have health insurance or you ought to post a bond.

[ht Spectacle Blog]

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  1. John T. Gregg, MD wrote:

    As much as I detest the abuse of the “Commerce Clause” as it were for Federalization of business activities, at some point the freeloader effect on the consumption of medical care must be addressed, short of some sort of disastrous overreach like “tax-supported national health care”. Either personal or group-level financial responsibility is required, or it will keep falling apart at the local and individual practice level.

    Posted 30 Nov 2011 at 2:56 pm

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