Good Lord, if I hear one more person compare compulsory health insurance to compulsory car insurance my head will explode. If you want to compare ACA to anything "car" it is an after purchase WARRANTY, which is not required anywhere. Required car insurance is for causing damage to the property of others, not for replacing ball-joints.
Maybe they are just trying to soften up the conversation for when someone has the bright idea of forcing everybody to buy personal liability insurance as a consequence of being an American citizen. Personal liability insurance being the proper instrument to compare to automobile liability insurance.
If one wants to compare this latest American adventure into National Socialism to anything, it is the aspect that you think it is just fine for the government to force you, under threat of violence and loss of liberty, to do business with favored vendors of the bureaucrats who never met you and don't care one whit about your welfare.
Ⓐ Steve Ⓐ