The problem, as I see it, is that Romey established a statewide mandate that people have health insurance. Let me highlight the important part of that statement... STATEWIDE. People in Massachusetts have the option of moving out of Mass if they don't like that. NJ, NY, RI & ME do not have those laws and people can move there and not be mandated to have insurance and still be entitled to all the things that make America great.
So, why did the Obama segment of the population so stoutly deny it was a tax?