In Congress, ideology is extremely important, but it always takes a backseat when faced with close elections. Vulnerable Democrats, such as Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana are scrambling to distance themselves from the Obamacare implementation fallout and the insurance mandate.
In the House, Democrats are furious about the optics of millions of their constituents losing their health insurance. They are giving the White House until this Friday to “fix” the very law their party wrote and voted for when they were in the majority back in late 2009. Republican Fred Upton of Michigan is sponsoring legislation which would allow insurance companies the option of continuing all existing health plans for a year, and plenty of Democrats are willing to support it.
Read more at the Cagle Post here.
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