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My posting from Dec. 3 on whether health insurance should be mandatory was prompted by a column by Paul Krugman of “The New York Times,” who elaborates on the matter in another column today. He criticizes Barack Obama for not taking a stronger stand–and perhaps even undermining the argument for a mandate if a Democrat takes the White House next year. He also cites several points in defense of a mandate–a position I support. Click here to read the column, and feel free to respond further on my blog.

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