Friday, November 1, 2013

It Is Not About You Nor Your Health Insurance. Rather it is About Them and Their Political Time Horizons

‘WASHINGTON — Already under fierce attack from Republicans over the new health care law, President Obama now faces broad and mounting Democratic concerns that the troubled start of the insurance program will cut into the political benefit the party received from the government shutdown and cost Democratic candidates in next year’s mid-term elections.’

‘ “I don’t think there’s confidence by anyone in the room,” said Sen. Jeff Merkley, an Oregon Democrat up for re-election next year, as he emerged from the closed-door meeting in the Capitol. “This is more a show-me moment.”

The anxious include not only senators and House members facing hotly contested races but those whose seats are considered safe, as well as lawmakers in states with Republican governors who have done nothing to promote the health care law and in states with Democratic governors who have created state-run websites and made every effort to sign up the uninsured.’

‘McDonough promised that the president would keep up the messaging war with the law’s opponents, and to be back in three weeks for another session.’ - Troubled Start for Health Law Has Democrats Feeling Anxious, NYT, 10/31/2013


Link to the entire article appears below:

No comments:

Post a Comment