NATIONAL  ·   July 5, 2012

Romney: Individual mandate ‘is a tax’

- In an exclusive interview with CBS News, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Wednesday the individual mandate in President Obama's signature health care law, which was upheld last week by the Supreme Court, is "a tax." The remark contradicts what his campaign asserted Monday, when a senior adviser said Romney believes the mandate is a "penalty," not a tax. ()

- In an exclusive interview with CBS News, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Wednesday the individual mandate in President Obama's signature health care law, which was upheld last week by the Supreme Court, is "a tax." The remark contradicts what his campaign asserted Monday, when a senior adviser said Romney believes the mandate is a "penalty," not a tax. ()

Romney: Individual mandate ‘is a tax’ (0:51)

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