News Flash!!! By delaying the individual mandate, fewer people would sign up which in turn would force premiums to go up. That is exactly what Republicans want to happen. They want to make the exchanges less desirable so the Affordable Care Act will fail. They are not fooling anyone.<quoted text>
If Obama wants to shut down the government rather than delay the individual mandate, that's his choice.
But note that this does not in any way stop ObamaKKKare from going into effect for those who want to purchase the insurance.
So, what's your problem?
If Republicans want to shut down the government rather than allow the Affordable Care Act to proceed as legislated, that is their choice but it is not a good one and it will cost them dearly come the next election.