It's hard to believe the Republican Party would put so many people in peril because of ideology and politics. But it has happened and because of this impasse many hundreds of thousands of people are no longer working. In addition, closing the Federal government is costing taxpayers money. Enough is enough. There is no equivalency in this situation between the Republicans and the Democrats. The Affordable Care Act was debated before both houses of Congress and passed. President Barack Obama signed the bill and the Supreme Court upheld its most important provisions. Get back to work, GOP so that the rest of us can get back to work!