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Romney Often Cited People Getting Care At The Emergency Room As A Reason For The Individual Mandate

In an interview on 60 Minutes, Mitt Romney cited the emergency room as an option for the uninsured. While making the pitch for his health care plan previously, Romney often cited the use of emergency rooms by the uninsured as a primary reason for the need of an individual mandate.

Posted on September 24, 2012, at 2:47 p.m. ET

In 2005 first introducing the individual mandate and how it will stop people from getting free care in the emergency room.

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In 2007 saying people don't buy insurance because they show up at the hospital to get free care.

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In 2007 saying people getting free care at the hospital is a "form of socialism."

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In 2007, "I like mandates" because they stop people from getting free care.

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