"The entire government is shut down right now because Washington Democrats refuse to even talk about fairness for all Americans under ObamaCare," Steel said. "Offering to negotiate only after Democrats get everything they want is not much of an offer."
The whole of Obamacare is a compromise. It was hammered out, often distressingly, over a year plus by Republicans and Democrats.
BBC and foreign news services, beware of "objectivity" and false equivalencies in this. I had to write to the BBC already about their calling Obamacare a "bill" (the Republican spin).