Gingrich Praises Romney’s Health Care Plan In 2006 Memo

In a 2006 memo written after Romney’s health care plan passed in Massachusetts, Gingrich says he “agreed entirely” with the plan and praised the individual mandate as key to the plan’s success:

We agree entirely with Governor Romney and Massachusetts legislators that our goal should be 100 percent insurance coverage for all Americans… Individuals who can afford to purchase health insurance and simply choose not to place an unnecessary burden on a system that is on the verge of collapse; these free-riders undermine the entire health system by placing the onus of responsibility on taxpayers

Read the full memo here.