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Why the individual mandate?
Porterville Recorder

In last week’s column, I talked about some of the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, on which the Supreme Court will soon announce its decision. Most of those provisions are popular according to polling, but one did not poll well — the individual mandate.

It has been a goal of policy makers for decades to get the United States to full coverage of all of its citizens.

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