Remember the Massachusetts health reform, signed by Gov. Mitt Romney in April 2006? Some Obamacare cheerleaders (including the President) insist that it was the forerunner of Obamacare (and Gov. Romney is having a heck of a time distancing himself from it).
There is a media myth that the individual mandate (that you must pay a fine if you don’t buy government-approved health insurance) is critical to the law’s so-called “success”. Well, it’s not true.