However, in 1994, he was singing a different tune. Back then, he wanted to require people to buy health insurance. Here’s a 1994 LeHigh Valley article (this is page two, but I’m trying to draw your attention to the top sentence):
Santorum and Watkins would require individuals to buy health insurance rather than forcing employers to pay for employee benefits.
I don’t doubt that people change and alter their views over the course of several years. But this is what gets me: the absolute moral indignation candidates like Newt and Santorum show when they act as if they’d never consider such an “unconstitutional concept.” Though this is no doubt a show for the red-meat conservatives who’d rather someone shake a fist in the air than propose actual solutions, it’s still disheartening.
Will it come up in the New Hampshire debate?
As Sarah Palin would say, “You betcha.”