Ben Nelson Says Individual Mandate in Health Law Must Change

Speaking to “more than 150 insurance brokers, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) called the individual mandate ‘the biggest sticking point’ in the health reform law,” POLITICO reports.

“It’s time to change the mandate,” Nelson told members of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), gathered in Washington for their “Day on the Hill” event. “People don’t like mandates. I don’t think it’s a good idea.”

Nelson supports “the health reform law but has also emerged as a leader in exploring options to the individual mandate, a health reform provision now ruled unconstitutional by two federal judges.”

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One response to “Ben Nelson Says Individual Mandate in Health Law Must Change

  1. spoutinghorn

    Senator Nelson is a big government statist. If he had his way, not only would the Gov’t be mandating insurance, it would be mandating a lot of other things too, like what to eat, where to set your thermostat, what kind of car to drive, etc. He thinks taking this stance will save his hide in ’12, but he is wrong.

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