Sens. Landrieu, Manchin Seek Support For Bills To Amend Health Law
The Democrats are offering legislation that would seek to stop the cancellations of individual market policies and delay fines set up by the health law for people who don't secure coverage.
Bloomberg: Democrats Seek Support For Bills To Offset Obamacare Woes
Two Senate Democrats are rallying support for measures to delay Obamacare penalties or let people keep their health plans as Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies again on the flawed rollout. Senate Democratic leaders aren't saying whether they will allow votes on the proposals by Mary Landrieu of Louisiana on existing policies or Joe Manchin of West Virginia to delay fines for a year (Hunter, 11/6).
Fox News: White House Sidesteps On Legislative Efforts Formalize ObamaCare
The White House on Tuesday refused to state its position on legislative proposals aimed at formalizing President Obama's promise that people who like their existing coverage should be allowed to keep it under the new health care law. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., introduced bills permitting insurers to reinstate plans that fall short of the coverage requirement under ObamaCare after insurance companies began sending out millions of cancellation letters, often citing the new health care law as the reason (11/6).
The Associated Press: White House Sidesteps On Letting People Keep Current Health Coverage
Senate Democrats spoke dismissively of the proposals, signaling they have no intention of permitting a vote on the issue that marks the latest challenge confronting supporters of "Obamacare." ... At the White House, press secretary Jay Carney refused repeatedly to state a position on the proposals, saying he hadn't "reviewed or seen an examination internally" on any of them (Espo, 11/6).