View Full Version : Al Franken: Delay the Individual Mandate

11-22-2013, 11:48 PM

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) says he would be open to a brief delay in the individual mandate if the problems with HealthCare.gov aren't fixed by the end of the month, according to Minnesota Public Radio.

"I think then we have to consider extending the deadline for the mandate, but letís hope that doesn't happen," Franken told MPR.

Franken has so far been relatively quiet about potential changes to the health-care law, but he now joins a growing group of Senate Democrats in seats that could be targeted by the GOP in 2014 who are speaking up on the issue....

11-22-2013, 11:51 PM
ObamaCare support plunges among Dems

Support among Democrats for ObamaCare sunk dramatically in the last month, as the new insurance exchanges experienced serious technical problems, according to a new survey.

A monthly tracking poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) found that 55 percent of Democrats now support the Affordable Care Act, compared with 70 percent in October.

The current level of support among Democrats is only slightly higher than the record low of 52 percent in late 2011. The KFF has been tracking attitudes toward ObamaCare since April 2010.

Women also expressed their least positive views to date about the law, with 48 percent feeling unfavorably, and 32 percent feeling favorably toward ObamaCare.

The poll noted that, while attitudes are darkening toward the Affordable Care Act, including 43 percent who say the country will be worse off under the law, a plurality (41 percent) believes the changes will not affect them personally.