The Democrats who wrote the ACA included a number of ideas championed by Republicans in the hope of getting some GOP lawmakers to buy in. They did not, and Republicans rightly scoff at claims the ACA has any hint of GOP support. Similarly, the Trump administration has included several ideas in its immigration proposal that it says came from Democrats, such as providing a way for Central American children to apply for U.S. asylum in their home countries. It also includes the Bridge Act, a genuinely bipartisan proposal to put deportations on hold for some Dreamers until Congress can work out a permanent solution. But there was no negotiation over the proposal as a whole, which contains a number of other provisions — including several related to asylum — that Democrats consider anathema. Not in the individual insurance mandate sense of, “It was a conservative idea but I reject it now because it’s unpopular,” but in the “I never would ever support this” sense.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times