BHO didn't force anything. He won an election and had the legislative muscle to get through what he wanted. Was there something new in the very partisan nature of the votes on his medical insurance law. Absolutely. Could there be a lack of foresight in not offering more repubs something they would like so the law would have wider support? I think so.
As it stands, the program is something democrat legislators rammed through with little thought for the kind of political horsetrading that makes for laws both parties can support. However that was their call. If you want to blame someone for the current law, blame the dull wonders who voted for BHO primarily to say something about themselves, or those who voted for congressmen and senators who supported this kind of expansion of government power.
BHO and congress passed and signed the law, but your neighbors voted for the people who did it. So, knock on your neighbor's door and when he answers, punch him in the nose.