When Mitt Romney first introduced the individual health care mandate in Massachusetts, he had a PowerPoint presentation to go along with it. One of the bullet points was how to enforce it. One example: No drivers license without health insurance.
"Romney was cool with that," msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell said in Monday's Rewrite segment. "And that's way beyond anything President and the Democrats contempled in their individual mandate."
Unlike Romney's plan, "the Obama health insurance mandate is something of a mirage," and with the exception of a couple hundred bucks as a penalty, "there is no real enforcement mechanism in it," said Lawrence.
Next Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments challenging the constitutionality of President Obama's landmark health care law, the Affordable Care Act.