October 18, 2006 3:34PM

A Debate on the Romney Health Care Plan

By Brandon Arnold

National Journal has just made available the transcript of its September forum on Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s health care plan. 

At the event, 2008 White House aspirant Romney was on hand to give an overview of his plan, which requires that all residents of Massachusetts purchase health insurance.

After Romney’s talk, Cato’s Mike Tanner provided the lone voice for limited government as he squared off with supporters of the plan, including a scholar from the Heritage Foundation and one of the Governor’s advisors.

Noting the government’s inability to ensure that all residents of Massachusetts have purchased health insurance, Tanner quipped, “The governor suggests that people are going to have to put on your tax return that you had insurance. You can’t even get all the members of the state legislature to file their returns.”

For more information on the shortcomings of the Romney plan, click here.