Health insurance is needed for every individual so obtaining it is an important factor in life. The health insurance mandates can be effectively enforced with the proper knowledge and handling of the situation. No one should be forced into something, but good health should be available to everyone that needs it.
No, health insurance mandates cannot be effectively enforced, because the mandates are very expensive. The way the United States set up the mandate, it can only be enforced if a person earns enough money, and has enough withheld during the year, that they receive a refund. Otherwise, there is no way to make the person pay.