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Insurance mandates draw flak from both sides

Wall Street Journal, October 12, 2009

Proposals that would require Americans to buy health insurance are under fire from both ends of the political spectrum, with some liberals saying the penalties are too harsh for those who refuse and conservatives denouncing the whole concept. Still, the idea of an "individual mandate" to carry insurance is an integral part of Democratic efforts to expand health coverage to nearly every American.