During the three days of hearings on the constitutionality of the Healthcare Bill the Supreme Court justices asked the solicitor general many tough questions and prodded him to explain why the government could compel Americans to buy health insurance.
The Republicans and Tea Party people just loved this because it went along with their objections to the Healtcare Bill.
But remember, as the Republican seem to conveniently forget, and, perhaps, really hope no one else remembers, back in 2005, when President Bush and the Republican Party were in office, THEY MANDATED that all Medicare recipients had to purchase a Part D plan for buying medication through a health insurance carrier, and under penalty of law, if they waited to buy into the plan, they would be charged a yearly penalty.
This Part D plan REQUIRED these individuals to locate a health insurance company approved for providing this service and after the individual applied to the health insurance company, the application had to be approved by Medicare.
Remember all Medicare care recipients were not just senior citizens, but individuals who were on disability, as well.
So why the sudden objection to a mandate? Could it be they are comfortable with mandates provided they like the guy who calls for them?