THEY SAY all things must end, but the wrangling over Mitt Romney’s support for an individual health insurance mandate persists without letup.
It has been nearly six years since Romney, with much fanfare, signed the Massachusetts health care overhaul into law. On the eve of the signing ceremony, he had praised the bill’s requirement that every resident obtain health insurance, and suggested with pride that the rest of the nation might want to follow the Bay State’s lead. “How much of our health care plan applies to other states?’’ he wrote in The Wall Street Journal . “A lot.’’