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|Republicans have made the individual mandate the element most likely to undo the President's health-care law. The irony is that the Democrats adopted it in the first place because they thought that it would help them secure conservative support. It had, after all, been at the heart of Republican health-care reforms for two decades. Mitt Romney, who had both passed an individual mandate as governor and supported Wyden-Bennett, now calls Obama's law an 'unconstitutional power grab from the states,' and has promised, if elected, to begin repealing the law 'on Day One.'|
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