Mandating Health Care Coverage

Republican presidential candidates are furious at the SOCIALIST ideas of President Obama such as mandating that all be covered by health care insurance. Romney, Gingrich, Paul and Santorum denounce this violation of human rights. I am confused. Governor Mitt Romney pushed through a health care plan in Massachusetts which mandated health  care coverage and today about 94% of people in that state have health care. But, what he supported is now what he denounces.

Newt Gingrich while working with the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, came up with the idea for mandating health care coverage. In other words, this concept arose, not from Socialists, but from CONSERVATIVES! Welcome to the world of Republicans in the  second decade of the 21st century.