Steve King: States Can Mandate That People Purchase Health Insurance Coverage

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) discussed Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich’s history of supporting an individual mandate after the ABC News/Iowa GOP Debate in Des Moines, IA with CaffThoughts and agreed with Romney’s argument that states have the right to require residents to purchase health insurance coverage. The comment is revealing since some conservatives — including King’s friend Michele Bachmann — have argued that state mandates are also unconstitutional. Watch his comments toward the end of the video: