With 24 million people without health care (because they can't afford it), I cannot believe that Congress, the House, or the Senate would even consider a bill that forces people to buy insurance or be financially penalized. Our Electees are apparently being swayed by something other than the "voice of the people". They certainly aren't listening to the ones they supposedly serve.
The simple solution?
Say it a little louder, America: "NO GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE"
If that doesn't help, then vote out all incumbents in the next election, and change the laws.