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    Yes - the web site that had 3 1/2 years to be done right was launched negligently botched and will eventually be fixed.  Not likely by Nov 30 (another commitment broken).  

    No - the President's read-my-lips you-can-keep-your-plan-if-you-like-it (misleading) promise won't be fixed.  His fix is only a partial fix and depends on other parties agreeing (insurers and state insurance regulators).  We know some of those other parties have already ejected the President's fix.  

    His administrative fix will be challenged in the courts and may be overturned.   I predict it will be overturned since the law did not permit him administratively to amend the law's requirements.

    Senate Dems need the protection of an up or down vote on Sen Landrieu's legislative fix.  It is a free vote and a safe vote for something that will not become law.  (Obama can always veto it in the unlikely event the House votes for it after it passes the Senate.)

    House and Senate Dems in tough reelection contests need to be able to put clear distance between themselves and the terribly botched ACA web site rollout and the President's misleading you-can-keep-your-plan-if-you-like-it promise.

    Obama screwed up - big time - and there is no need for Senate Dems and House Dems to go down to defeat because of his screwup when things such as a vote on the Sen Landrieu bill could potentially save them.

    •  it didn't really have 3.5 years.... (7+ / 0-)

      i don't think it was even started on until after Obama was elected to a second term.    then add in the fact that half the states said "meh, i'm not going to do anything" which added to the complication of the whole thing.

      as for the "keep your plan" thing......    i think it was just an unfortunate hope that people wouldn't act like a bunch of toddlers on crack.     all the people losing plans (which aren't even that many in the grand scheme of things) might have lost their plans even if the ACA didn't exist and some of them were HORRIBLE plans in the first place.    

      i do not think Obama screwed up big time but any tiny little microscopic error becomes an atomic bomb these days.  

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