Here's a clue for you on my take on this: A pox on both your houses!
But I am much more of a believer in the system currently used in Canada known as the Single-Payer Health Insurance system than Obamacare.
Some factoids to consider when you listen to the whole debate:
You won't be told this, but the Republicans had the Individual Mandate 1st. It was part of the plan they floated against Hillarycare in the 90's. Yep. That 1993 proposal included the requirement to buy Health Insurance, subsidies for the poor, and restrictions to keep Insurance Companies from discriminating against pre-existing conditions. What happened to the part where the poor get helped? Well, it was called the "Public Option" part of Obamacare, and it recieved such bitter opposition that the President pretty much conceded it before he was even in office! But the entire plan, including both the mandate and the public option has been supported in the past by two of the current GOP presidential candidates (Romney and Gingrich) as well as by many other marquee Repubs and the Heritiage Foundation to boot!
Most of the Big Insurance companies. Big Pharma, and Big Medicine were behind Obamacare, just like they were behind the 90's GOP plan. Please sow me the website that is maintained by any major hospital chain (Kaiser for one example) or Insurance Company, that really opposed what the Democrats were doing. I was getting emails from the Kaiser Foundation at that time, and I never saw anything that even remotely resembled the alarmist attitude over the PPAHCA being expressed. In fact, when Obama first got in office, he met with Industry Pro's, and not one Single-Payer advocate over the issue. Listen to Ralph Nader discuss the issue: