April 8, 2010 3:41PM

Mandate Denial

Supporters of ObamaCare are shifting into full‐​denial mode.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D‑FL) recently told an incredulous town‐​hall crowd that ObamaCare does not, in fact, require you to purchase health insurance.

Rep. Wasserman Schultz’s announcement came as a surprise to those of us familiar with the bill, which added to Subtitle D of the Internal Revenue Code a new Chapter 48, whose first section (Section 5000A) is titled, “REQUIREMENT TO MAINTAIN MINIMUM ESSENTIAL COVERAGE” (see p. 126; all‐​caps in original). Subparagraph (b)(3) even provides for “PAYMENT OF PENALTY” if you don’t comply with the “REQUIREMENT.”

ObamaCare’s supporters are still looking for ways to hide what they’ve done.

Repeal the bill.