Democrats Worry Over Obamacare’s Rocky Start

Health care law has GOP gaining ground after the government shutdown.

Denis McDonough smiles as Obama introduces him as the new White House Chief of Staff, January 25, 2013.
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Clara Ritger
Nov. 1, 2013, 4:16 a.m.

Sen­ate Demo­crat­ic lead­ers met on Thursday with rep­res­ent­at­ives of the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion lead­ing the web­site fixes to ex­press their frus­tra­tion over the health care law’s im­ple­ment­a­tion, The New York Times re­ports.

The meet­ing fol­lows ef­forts led by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to delay the en­roll­ment peri­od and the in­di­vidu­al man­date re­quir­ing un­in­sured Amer­ic­ans to pur­chase cov­er­age by March 31.

Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cials struggled to quell Demo­crats’ fears, The New York Times said, but vowed to do bet­ter in the mes­saging war against the GOP. 

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