Via Wonkroom, Grassley arguing strongly in favor of individual mandates in JUNE 2009:
On FOX News: "But when it comes to states requiring it for automobile insurance, the principle then ought to lie the same way for health insurance. Because everybody has some health insurance costs, and if you aren’t insured, there’s no free lunch. Somebody else is paying for it... I believe that there is a bipartisan consensus to have individual mandates."
Grassley bashing individual mandates YESTERDAY:
In addition, Grassley blasted an individual mandate to purchase insurance coverage, calling it "an intrusion into private life" that would require extensive new enforcement tools. While recognizing that there is "certainly a principle of personal responsibility that applies here," he contended that "individuals should maintain the freedom to choose whether to purchase health insurance coverage or not."