If House GOP remains united it will be a huge strategic victory for them. Next step is to pass a CR funding the government but NO Obamacare exemptions (or at least none for fed employees). At that point the Senate is left with a tough choice. If they pass it then GOP should hammer home the victory about being the real agents of change in DC. If Senate refuses then they grudgingly give Reid/Obama what they want, move on to debt ceiling and hammer home the narrative that The President and Dem Senate were willing to shut down the government to keep their extralegal exemptions. Either way the narrative continues. This is but a skirmish in a long war. Of course the GOP (almost) never fails to disappoint.