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Obama Question: Why did you change your mind about the health insurance mandate?

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Published on Jan 28, 2010

This is a question for Citizentube's upcoming interview with Obama. Go there and vote for my question if you want to see Obama's answer.
http://www.youtube.com/citizentube

During your campaign, you opposed a health insurance mandate, saying it would be like trying to solve the homeless problem by mandating that everyone buy a house. Since then you have supported the Senate health reform bill. Most of us want to see you succeed in enacting the change you promised in your campaign, but you can't do so without being faithful to your convictions, and this could endanger your credibility. What made you change your mind about this and did the campaign contributions you received from the health insurance industry play any role?

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