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Romneycare Mentioned In Today’s Supreme Court Debate Over Individual Mandate

By Faiz Shakir on March 27, 2012 at 1:38 pm

"Romneycare Mentioned In Today’s Supreme Court Debate Over Individual Mandate"

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After today’s two-hour long argument over the individual mandate before the Supreme Court, a few Democratic Senators who witnessed the events spoke with the media. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) revealed that, in his final argument defending Obamacare, the Solicitor General of the United States referenced Romneycare in Massachusetts as a reason for uploading the federal law. Watch it:

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During the conference, Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Jack Reed (D-RI) also reiterated that the individual mandate originated as a Republican idea and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) warned that invalidating the minimum coverage provision could place other popular safety net programs at risk. Watch it:

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