Gingrich Backs Obamacare's Individual Mandate Requiring Health Insurance Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday that he strongly supports a federal mandate requiring citizens to buy health insurance a position that has been rejected by many Republicans, including several who likely will be running against him for the Republican presidential nomination. Appearing on NBCs Meet the Press, Gingrich told host David Gregory that he continues to advocate for a plan he first called for in the early 1990s as a Congressman, which requires every uninsured citizen to purchase or acquire health insurance. Gregory played a clip of Gingrich speaking during an appearance on Meet the Press in October 1993: I am for people, individuals -- exactly like automobile insurance -- individuals having health insurance and being required to have health insurance. And I am prepared to vote for a voucher system which will give individuals, on a sliding scale, a government subsidy so we insure that everyone as individuals have health insurance. Read more on Newsmax.com: Gingrich Backs Obamacare's Individual Mandate Requiring Health Insurance Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama's Re-Election? Vote Here Now!