Stearns’ Healthcare Record Questioned

From Bill Thompson’s article in The Gainesville Sun:

Such remarks echo a common refrain among conservative critics of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, whose key provision — the constitutionality of the government requiring individuals to buy health care coverage — was contested during three days of hearings by the U.S. Supreme Court that wrapped up on Wednesday.

Yet the above quotes were not written this week, this month, or even within the past two years since the law was enacted.

They appeared in a 22-page report, published in June 1994 by the Cato Institute, in which Tom Miller, senior policy analyst for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a conservative Washington-based think tank, scolded a proposal for universal health care coverage offered by U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Ocala.