Conservative media is calling Obamacare by the name Roberts v. America.
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams
"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus
Does any one remember the delegitimization the Supreme Court experienced in the eyes of Liberals and Leftists after the decision in Bush v. Gore? That decision poisoned the political culture of America. Many Liberals and Leftists said that Bush wasn't their president. The same thing will be true on the right based on the fraudulent passage of Obamacare and the decision in Roberts v. America.
The other factor is that people tend to behave in a more ethical fashion when they're forced to make a conscious choice of acting ethically or not.
And of course all of this hand wringing is overblown insofar very few people will actually be impacted by the mandate. Most get insurance through their employer, or get Medicare/aid, or would qualify for subsidized insurance.
So to actually get hit you have to be able to afford insurance but turn it down, making the conscious decision to pay the penalty because you know you can screw over your fellow Americans if you do get sick by cheating the insurance system.
"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith