McConnell: Dems rushing for the exits

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellOvernight Tech: Dem wants to see FCC chief's net neutrality plans | New agency panel on telecom diversity | Trump calls NASA astronaut Senate approves Trump's Agriculture chief Overnight Finance: Trump wants 15 percent corporate rate | GOP tax team huddles with Trump aides | Shutdown watch over border wall MORE (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that Democrats are “rushing for the exits” when it comes to ObamaCare.

“It’s no wonder Democrats are rushing for the exits … in political contortionisms that would make Houdini blush,” McConnell said on the Senate floor.

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Republicans have increased criticisms of ObamaCare since 3.5 million people received notices from insurance companies that their existing healthcare plans were being dropped because of mandates within the law. President Obama apologized for having promised, “if you like you’re healthcare plan, you can keep it.”

The administration said it would allow insurance commissioners to delay the cancellation of plans for one year, but some Senate Democrats have said that administrative fix doesn’t go far enough.

Eight Democrats have now backed a legislative fix to ObamaCare that would let people keep their health insurance plan if they like it. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) introduced the Keeping the Affordable Care Act Promise Act, S. 1642, which would allow insurance companies to keep offering insurance plans that would otherwise have to be canceled because they fail to meet new standards under ObamaCare.

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