Under pressure, 10 Senate Democrats push for Obamacare extension

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October 28, 2013

Pressure is mounting on Senate Democrats, notably those up for re-election in Republican-leaning states next year, to deal with Obamacare’s flawed rollout when they get back to work Monday.

The Obama administration is racing against the clock to smooth out problems with a federal Web portal, healthcare.gov, before the glitches permanently damage the Affordable Care Act and harden Republican calls to put off or scrap the individual mandate, a provision that requires Americans to hold some form of health care coverage or face penalties next year.

But Obamacare’s chief repairman says it will take until the end of November to get the website working for the “vast majority” of users, meaning the law’s Democratic cheerleaders will have to weigh concerns about the reforms against their allegiance to their party’s chief at the White House.

As if to underline the problems Sunday afternoon, the healthcare.gov site was down Sunday afternoon because site-hosting company Terremark had an Internet outage.

The issue, which festered on Capitol Hill last week, burst into view Friday when 10 Senate Democrats asked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to extend Obamacare’s open-enrollment period past March 31, citing bugs within the website.

6 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • james urban says:

    yep and one of these seats is filth belching DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ. She was spewing crap out of her mouth for years and now is going to lose her seat and so she is changing her stance. GET RID OF THESE DEMOCRAPS that supported this HEALTHCARE CRAP BILL and never read it. ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES. HOORAY FOR AMERICANS

  • Karl Dulaff says:

    Exactly right, James Lloyd.

  • james lloyd says:

    DO NOT i repeat DO NOT allow the Democraps to pass any kind of extension. they held the country over a barrel and shut the Government (HA HA ) down and the had the huevos to blame the Republicans well mostly the Tea Party, for it. let them face the music !!!! we need 10 more seats in the Senate !!!

    1. james urban says:

      and then we can impeach the UNQUALIFIED president. Then get rid of ruth ginsberg and ellen kagan who should have never been put on the supreme court.

  • Carl Mason says:

    Just another failure in our half white muslim president’s 5th year of he’s failure tour, REMEMBER BENGHAZI, IMPEACH OBAMA

  • dad666 says:

    BE AFRID DUMOCRAPS YOUR DAYS ARE SEVERLY NUMBERED.

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