Also, it was 20 out of 43 GOP Senators. So while you pretend like it was one lone rogue GOPer, it was actually nearly half of the Senate's GOP. And the Republican sponsored bill died in committee, not because it didn't have GOP support but because it didn't have enough Democrat support in the Democrat-led Senate.
Despite your failed attempts to dismiss the mandate as the Republican plan, that's exactly what it was. It was the GOP's idea for healthcare to counter Clinton's ideas for Healthcare. Neither went anywhere, but please, don't even try to pretend that the mandate wasn't a GOP idea. Hell, it's the same plan that [Republican] Mitt Romney passed in Massachusetts.