I know, I know...health insurance and auto insurance...two different animals. But we'd be forced to following similar standards: get insurance or be subject to a fine or jail time; and if you have an accident, not only are you responsible for paying any out of pocket expenses associated with the repairs to your own property as well as all medical costs, but that of the victim to the accident. Granted, where health insurance is concerned, the only victim is you, but the concept is the same: get insured or face consequences.
Here's the crazy thing about this issue as I see it: most people already have health insurance. So, why worry about having to pay a fine for something that doesn't affect you? And even if you lost your job, you could always get insurance through the government. So, when you think about this rationally, the only people who'd have to worry about this fine business are those who just outright refuse to get insurance just because the government said they have to.
I understand fully it's the principle of the matter, but seriously how many of you who post here regularly really don't have health insurance now and will not get it just because (a Democraticly held) Congress says you must?