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Mike Crapo
Remember when Republicans supported the individual mandate?

I read with interest columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s commentary regarding the recent Supreme Court decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Constitutional — but contemptible," July 9). I am still confused — indeed baffled — why the Republican Party proposed an individual mandate in 1993 as part of their response to the Clinton administration's health care proposal yet now consider it to be an assault on freedom. Several GOP senators who supported this bill are still in the Senate, including Sen. Orrin Hatch. Senators Lindsey Graham and Mike Crapo are both from states whose attorneys general opposed the individual mandate as...

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