SAN ANTONIO—Governor Howard Dean told a crowd of brokers—who had slammed the former presidential candidate's position on health care—that the individual mandate provision is "one of the very large blunders" of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and predicted the Supreme Court will rule it unconstitutional.

"It was never necessary in the president's bill; they should have never put it in," Dean told attendees Thursday morning at the Benefits Selling Expo in San Antonio, Texas. "Both Republicans and Democrats are all essentially libertarian; we hate to be told what to do by the government."

But he's unsure what will happen because court lawyers made a brilliant case trying to convince the justices that without the mandate, the bill will fall apart.

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