Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), speaking for Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-IL) plan, noted that Sen. Hillary Clinton’s (D-NY) plan would not get a single Republican co-sponsor because it includes an individual mandate.
Speaking for Sen. Clinton’s plan, former (Bill) Clinton health policy advisor Christoper Jennings responded that there are plenty of Republicans on the individual-mandate bill sponsored by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Bob Bennett (R-UT). And not just Republicans, but conservative Republicans.
So much for that talking point.