Texas Attorney General Was For A Health Care Mandate Before He Was Against Them

05/24/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Greg Sargent The Plum Line

One of the state attorney generals who has signed onto a nationally-watched lawsuit to overturn health reform is Republican Greg Abbott of Texas. The lawsuit alleges that the new law is unconstitutional because it imposes a mandate requiring citizens to buy insurance.

Turns out, however, that Abbott strongly supported a law in Texas last year that requires divorced parents to purchase insurance for their kids, even if they prefer to pay for their medical expenses out of pocket.

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