The last time Democrats attempted to reduce liberty via health care “reform” was with the Clinton health care plan of 1993, better known as HillaryCare. As with ObamaCare, HillaryCare also had an individual mandate. Here is what the CBO, in its 1994 analysis, said regarding that:
AN INDIVIDUAL MANDATE WOULD BE UNPRECEDENTED
A mandate requiring all individuals to purchase health insurance would be an unprecedented form of federal action. The government has never required people to buy any good or service as a condition of lawful residence in the United States. An individual mandate would have two features that, in combination, would make it unique. First, it would impose a duty on individuals as members of society. Second, it would require people to purchase a specific service that would be heavily regulated by the federal government.
H/T: Morgen at VerumSerum