So, the Federal District court said the individual mandate was unconstitutional, and now the Federal Appeals court said the same. Time for (Supreme Courth of the United States) to say the same and kibosh this thing.
"Why should healthcare be a for-profit business?"
Aside from the fact that you have to provide incentives in an economy to create a supply of healthcare professionals? Other than the fact that profit motive is what drives technological and medical innovation, rather than altruism? Aside from the idea that in a free society, a national government cannot force individuals to purchase products from private entities? Aside from the idea that it is the responsibility of every individual to foot the bill for every other individual's healthcare, even if that individual's health issues are not unavoidable in some people's cases?
There are ways to do this, but the individual mandate and the way the law was generated falls apart.
Moreover, if the individual mandate goes, then the entire rest of the law is unsustainable. You can't pay for quasi-universal coverage without the funds that would be coming in with required coverage. You'd just be digging a bigger and bigger hole.
And before I get the "yeah, well, I have medical bills and you don't" garbage, bear in mind that my girlfriend has been fighting more medical conditions than I can count, cancer included in the last few years. We know what medical bills are like, and we also know how (difficult) insurance companies can be.