Perry: Romney still backs required health coverage

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Posted: Dec 11, 2011 10:40 AM
Perry: Romney still backs required health coverage

Rick Perry insists that GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney continues to support requiring health care coverage for all individuals, and says even a $10,000 bet isn't going to change that.

Perry tells "Fox News Sunday" that in the hardcover edition of his book, Romney supported the individual mandate. Perry says that passage was removed in the paperback edition.

In Saturday night's presidential debate in Iowa, Romney offered Perry a $10,000 bet when Perry insisted the former Massachusetts governor supported individual mandates. Perry declined the wager from the former Massachusetts governor, and Perry said Sunday, "I was a little taken aback."