Obama looks to halt Democratic dissent

Obama looks to halt Democratic dissent

President Barack Obama and his team are running out of time to fix the problems with the Affordable Care Act, as pressure mounts from Democratic allies in Congress who are losing patience with the disastrous rollout of the law.

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved the “Keep Your Health Plan Act” last Friday on a 261 to 157 vote, with 39 Democrats breaking ranks to support the measure put forward by Michigan GOP Rep. Fred Upton. The number of defectors could have been even higher had the president not taken to the White House briefing room last Thursday and proposed his own solution for letting the millions of Americans who have had their policies canceled in recent weeks be able to keep them.

The president may have bought himself a little time with last week’s mea culpa, but unless the glitches with the HealthCare.gov site are smoothed out in the next two weeks, the administration could be facing another, and perhaps more forceful, wave of Democratic backlash against the program.

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