How Are We "Fixing" Health Care?

From a political email: "Last week, Republican Senator Jim DeMint ... told a special interest attack group, 'If we're able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo. It will break him.' Here's how the President responded:
Think about that. This isn't about me. This isn't about politics. This is about a health care system that is breaking America's families, breaking America's businesses and breaking America's economy. And we can't afford the politics of delay and defeat when it comes to health care. Not this time, not now. There are too many lives and livelihoods at stake.
But how is a health care plan that forces everyone to get insurance (when overinsurance is part of the problem) and will cost a small fortune more for a country that already spends far too much on health care, solving this?