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Romney Applauded Individual Mandate In 2006

Just prior to the Supreme Court’s ruling on health care reform, American Bridge released video footage from 2006 in which Mitt Romney said that he was “very pleased” with the inclusion of the individual mandate in Massachusetts’ health care reform, as it was “essential for bringing health care costs down for everyone and getting everybody the health insurance they deserve and need.”

The video was included in coverage of the health care decision from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal and was a fixture on cable news programs. It was also featured on this past Sunday’s Meet the Press, as Romney surrogate Gov. Bobby Jindal was questioned about the footage.