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Did Romney Say He’d Keep the Individual Mandate?


Yes, according to Rightosphere’s Kavon Nikrad, who asked Romney if he would repeal the individual mandate and the ban on exclusions for preexisting conditions:

I was one of the first in line to the book signing, and when my turn came I asked Gov. Romney if I could ask him a question. After he told me that this was OK, I posed the following question to him:

You have stated your intention to spearhead the effort to repeal the ‘worst aspects’ of Obamacare, does this include the repeal of the individual mandate and pre-existing exclusion?”  

The Governor’s answer:


Gov. Romney went on to explain that he does not wish to repeal these aspects because of the deleterious effect it would have on those with pre-existing conditions in obtaining health insurance.

Second-hand to be sure, but if true, not a good sign for either Romney 2012 or the repeal effort.