It's quite tough to repeal what essentially is your own plan.
It becomes even more complicated when you're suppose to come up with a better plan then you've already had.
Still not convinced conservatives once supported the 'individual mandate'?
See: "25 Republicans Who Supported Obamacare Before Obama"
The Morning Call (May 02, 1994 by Ann Wlazelek): Candidates Diverge On Health Care Remedies-- "Santorum and Watkins would require individuals to buy health insurance rather than forcing employers to pay for employee benefits..." (Joe Watkins was a Republican contender running against Santorum for U.S. Senate in 1994)
See this article published in the Morning Call on May 28, 1994-- " For several years, Santorum has promoted a Republican alternative. It would require workers to buy their own health insurance.."
Wait you're still not convinced the 'individual mandate' wasn't coming from the right?
The Heritage Foundation Flip Flop on ObamaCare
Now what we gonna do?