CBS: Democrats Starting to Abandon White House on Obamacare

Dem. Congressman not sure Obama 'had the legal underpinning' to let insurers reinstate plans


As the Obamacare woes continue to mount, Democrats are jumping ship and abandoning Obama and the health care exchange.

CBS Correspondent Nancy Cordes spoke with Norah O’Donnell Monday on CBS This Morning about the situation for Democrats who are feeling the pressure about their political ties to the embattled law.

Just one day after Democrats declared that they would allow insurance companies to reinstate previously cancelled plans, one-fifth of House Democrats ignored a White House veto and sided with House Republicans to vote for a bill that would not only reinstate plans, but also allow new members to sign up for them.

Rep. Nick Rahall (D., W.V.) told reporter Nancy Cordes that part of the reason he voted with Republicans was because he was not sure Obama "had the legal underpinning to do what he did."

Cordes reported that a group of Senate Democrats is considering its own solution to amend damage caused by canceled plans. Democrats facing re-election in 2014 have formed the group, a tell tale sign that they are worried that their alliance with President Obama and Obamacare could cost them their jobs in a year.

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