Obama’s newest health care update comes as pressure mounts by members of his own party to fix multiple problems associated with his landmark health care law.
Oregon Democrat Sen. Jeff Merkley believes the president’s 1-year fix doesn’t go far enough.
“It doesn’t go as far as I’d like but it’s a step in the right direction,” Merkley said.
U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, says he’s still “concerned about people having policies which don’t do anything. They’re just junk policies.”
Harkin, echoed the frustration he says many in his party have with the rollout but added, “I want it fixed so the Affordable Care Act will succeed … not be torn down.”
He also said he didn’t think the president’s latest ObamaCare do-over was wise.
“I don’t think we should have done what we did today, quite frankly,” he said.
Still, in the face of criticism even from those in his own party, Obama tried to put a good face on what has been a rocky rollout of ObamaCare- the signature piece of legislation of his two administrations.
The president has been widely criticized over the rocky Oct. 1 rollout of the online marketplace exchanges. Among the chief complaints was that the system constantly crashed.