More Senate Dems call for Obamacare enrollment extension
October 25th, 2013
11:08 AM ET
10 months ago

More Senate Dems call for Obamacare enrollment extension

(CNN) – A Democratic effort to extend open enrollment for health care insurance beyond March 31 has picked up steam.

The effort, led by New Hampshire’s Jeanne Shaheen, has now been joined by nine other Senators, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein from California, Kay Hagan from North Carolina and Mark Udall from Colorado.

Citing ongoing problems with the federal health care website, the group sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius requesting she extend the enrollment.

Democratic senator asks Obama to delay Obamacare deadline


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soundoff (62 Responses)
  1. smith

    I hate to agree with D. Feinstein but would it hurt anything to delay the deadline? On a side note, seems like alot people I`ve been talking to don`t even know what the ACA is. Might need to increase the exposure of the ACA.

    October 25, 2013 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  2. just asking

    What's Your Solution?
    What's the GOP's solution??? crickets.....chirp.....chirp.......chirp
    -–

    no train wreck??? the healthcare system we had that 85% of the american liked and were happy with??? nobody ws demanding they lose their jobs, their hours, their health insurance. why did the democrats and obama force this on us? just to cotrol our lives?

    October 25, 2013 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  3. Steve heiser

    This plan will never work and just think of all the people that are getting their insurance cancelled this is just going to get worse they also say they will get the web site running by the end of Nov but believe me they can't.

    October 25, 2013 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  4. The Real Tom Paine

    just asking

    What's Your Solution?
    What's the GOP's solution??? crickets.....chirp.....chirp.......chirp
    -–

    no train wreck??? the healthcare system we had that 85% of the american liked and were happy with??? nobody ws demanding they lose their jobs, their hours, their health insurance. why did the democrats and obama force this on us? just to cotrol our lives?
    *****************
    85% were happy with it? I don't know of anyone who enjoyed getting double-digit premium increases year after year, with no corresponding increase in coverage. The only reason they were satsified with it was because they had no real choices. As for control, are you that happy with corporate board rooms deciding who lives and dies? That's what they were doing before, so please don't bother with the nonsense about 85% were happy? Who ran the poll? Forbes?

    October 25, 2013 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  5. Wake up People!

    Thank you Mallory!!

    October 25, 2013 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  6. Michael Benjamin

    This is an extension, not a postponement as the Repulicans called for.

    October 25, 2013 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  7. Gunderson

    WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE, WHEN FIRST WE PRACTICE TO DECEIVE. Well can't quite put that one on the Folks in charge of Obama Care, They not that bright.
    BIG CLUE. Now is the time for all you Nanny Stater's leave sinking ship. Get ready Obama Care to end. Nobody know what they doing. The end.

    October 25, 2013 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  8. tom l

    @The Real TP
    "85% were happy with it? I don't know of anyone who enjoyed getting double-digit premium increases year after year, with no corresponding increase in coverage. The only reason they were satsified with it was because they had no real choices. As for control, are you that happy with corporate board rooms deciding who lives and dies? That's what they were doing before, so please don't bother with the nonsense about 85% were happy? Who ran the poll? Forbes?"

    It was Gallup and asking if they were happy with the quality of their medical care. And it's common knowledge outside of the echo chamber here. Thoughts?

    October 25, 2013 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  9. kelly

    The web site works great. I love it. It asks you some questions and figures out what plans you might be interested in and up pop-s 30 ior 40 of them. You click on the plans your interested in for mire information. The site does everything for you. Signs you up. Cilck click click and licitly split you got some tax credits. You fools are here crying about it when you could be signing up.Ed

    October 25, 2013 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  10. Scott

    Just do away with the individual mandate. Let me opt out! People who can least afford it are being cut back to 28 hrs per week!

    October 25, 2013 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  11. Data Driven

    @tom l,

    I doubt Sniffit would be MAD at me. He might disagree on this small point, but maybe not. The larger point that ALL liberals agree on though, is that the opting-out of 35 states has added measurably to the problems. It's one thing to beta-test your own code; it's another to beta-test everyone else's code. If criticizing Obamacare leads to a discussion about the comparative simplicity of a single-payer system, then I'm ready to have that conversation.

    Fun fact, conservative critics: it took 17 years for Medicare to reach all 50 states. You guys are sticking at a few weeks? /credible argument?

    October 25, 2013 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  12. Eagle0521

    Of the 37000 signed up in NY over 23,000 going to expanded Medicaid. This is going to be an economic disaster. If mostly high subsidy, Medicaid eligible and those with preexisting conditions sign up it will be a total disaster. Time will tell. Not looking good.

    October 25, 2013 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
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