We know the ultra-conservative think tank, Heritage Foundation, came up with the idea.
We know that GOP frontrunner employed it in RomneyCare and declared it a “fundamentally conservative” idea.
And now. . . Rick Santorum. Per a 1994 Pennsylvania news article:
Santorum and Watkins would require individuals to buy health insurance rather than forcing employers to pay for employee benefits. Both oppose abortion services and support limits on malpractice awards. Santorum says non-economic damages should not exceed $250,000, adjusted annually for inflation, and lawyers’ contingency fees should be capped at 25 percent.
I still ask how Alabama GOPers support these guys after their rhetoric through the years:
So how do Mike Hubbard and Mike Rogers overlook this “push toward a socialistic-leaning government in this country” with RomneyCare and its “socialist” mandates which “will dampen too many employers’ ability to hire and expand” and “threaten job creation and stability across East Alabama” and “which force citizens to purchase something they do not wish to purchase, a mandate which has never been previously demanded of the populace.“