The individual mandate as proposed in the Affordable Care legislation also known as "Obamacare." Would require all U.S. Citizens to purchase health insurance or pay a fine each year. The Supreme Court recently heard arguments that the mandate is unconstitutional. The federal government has never required citizens of the United States to purchase a product or service simply because they are living as citizen in this country. Many feel that the mandate extends the power of government. They argue that if we can be required to purchase insurance, what else can the government require us to do. The Supreme Court decision is expected sometime soon. It will either uphold the law or strike it down.