By Rebecca Shabad - 11/13/13 06:40 PM EST
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) said Wednesday she knows President Obama and his team have been working hard to fix HealthCare.gov, but they need to work harder.
“I have met with [Obama] and many members have met with him expressing our concern about the difficulty of this rollout and the disappointment, and I know that he and his team are working as hard as they can. They need to work harder,” she said on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”
Landrieu has co-sponsored a bill with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) that would require insurance companies to offer people their old health insurance plans under ObamaCare.
Many Americans have reportedly received cancellation notices from their insurers because of the law’s new requirements.
Members of Congress and even former President Clinton have called on President Obama to honor the promise he made before: If you like your plan, you can keep it.
“What I've said to the president is, you told them that they could keep it. They may not be good, but they're their plans. We need to keep that promise,” Landrieu said on CNN.
Landrieu, who is up for reelection next year and is a top Republican target, voted for the Affordable Care Act in 2010, and said Wednesday she plans to sign up for ObamaCare in the next few days.
“Well, hopefully, I can get on,” she said on CNN. “But I can tell you one thing, I'm not going to panic and I'm not going to be, you know, discouraged. I'm just going to continue to be optimistic and fight to fix what we can.”