Compromise won't work when only one is at the table. It's now (past) time for President Obama to move forward with universal health care for all Americans. The insurance industry has for too long inserted its agents between the patient and their doctor, putting profit first and medical care a distant second. A governmental insurance program available to all Americans can be administered more economically then the private sector. Government will not pay huge bonuses, nor need to hire salespersons, district managers, or lawyers to limit payouts. Cost to medical providers will be reduced as their need to interact with scores of insurance companies will be reduced to one; denials will be eliminated and tort reform will become reality if independent arbitrators are hired to resolve disputes. See HR 676 for the general idea.