Back in 1989, the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, was trying to think of ways to prevent universal health care from taking hold. They came up with the "individual mandate," a concept that 22 years later was written into law with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). A lot of people on both sides of the aisle are annoyed by the mandate. However, it's actually an important part of the law. At 1:51, we learn why it's needed.