Yes, Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, co-sponsored a Republican-backed bill in 1993 that introduced the individual mandate. The same requirement for everyone to buy insurance that has them screaming today was their own idea in 1993. They were ‘fer it before they were agin it.’ Two other current senators also co-sponsored the plan: Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind. Read it here.
So, who bought these Senators in the time since? How much did they cost? Is this another perfect example of playing politics?