Alexander Reid, a tax attorney at Morgan Lewis, said that there is a wide schism between moderate and conservative Republicans along philosophical lines that will be hard to compromise on.
“Moderate Republicans don't mind the idea of subsidized insurance and larger risk pools, but conservatives don't like the idea of the government being in the insurance business at all,” Reid said. “They just don't view that as an appropriate role of government. ... So, it's hard to compromise with a philosophical objection because the only solution is to concede to that libertarian vision where the government does not provide insurance.”