At a Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas last month, Newt Gingrich got zinged by rival Mitt Romney for coming up with idea of an individual insurance mandate.
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Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry of Texas prepares to speak at a dinner in Bettendorf, Iowa, Monday. Two years ago Perry signed into Texas law an insurance mandate covering controversial tests for heart disease.
Wal-Mart's Dr. John Agwunobi (left) said in a statement that the company won't be "building a national, integrated, low-cost primary care health care platform." Even so, the leaves plenty of room for the retailer to pursue an expansion of health care services at its stores.