Some objections to my opinion on health care:
"The government does require that people purchase auto insurance. These laws have been upheld in court as the health care law will most likely be."
Yes, but the federal government doesn't require folks to carry auto insurance, the states do. States have a good deal of autonomy to pass laws. Secondly, auto insurance isn't mandated to protect you, the insured, it's mandated to protect everybody around you whose persons and property you might damage. You are responsible for the damage you cause and if you don't have the cash to pay up, your insurance company will. Third, you don't have to carry auto insurance if you can prove you do have the cash to 'pay up' should the need arise. Fourth, carrying auto insurance is only required if you want the privilege of driving on the road. If you don't own a car, or own one but it sits in your back yard on blocks, you don't have to have auto insurance. The health insurance mandate requires you to buy insurance just for being alive.
"The constitutional basis for this law comes from both the necessary and proper clause (congress has the power to enact laws that provide for the general Welfare of the country), and the commerce clause (regulating commerce between the states)."
The necessary and proper clause gives Congress the power to decide the government will provide it's citizens with health care, and raise taxes to pay for it, as I said here. That would be unpopular, but constitutional. The commerce clause was designed to break down the walls of commerce between states, so things could be sold across state lines without tariffs &tc. It regulates commerce, not the lack thereof.
Thanks for the discussion points.