Liberal Sen Al Franken (D-MN) Explains Why He Thinks Obamacare's Individual Mandate to Buy Insurance Is Needed
Franken, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, made his remarks Thursday at a Senate hearing as Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health insurance rules it mandates.
Franken also said he thinks most Americans support the part of the law that prevents insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.
Franken said those who oppose the law actually make a case for the mandate, and he cited ranking member Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), who said in his opening remarks that the law would allow people to buy health insurance on the way to the emergency room.