Dems Breaking Rank On ObamaCare Delay: Update 1

A previous post noted that more than a few Democrats had expressed interest in delaying the individual mandate and/or extending the open enrollment period.  Here are some more Democrats who have expressed similar sentiments since then.  A full list follows.

According to Politico, Sen. Jeane Shaheen has offered a plan to extend the open enrollment period and “Kay Hagan (N.C.) and Mary Landrieu (La.) also support that plan.”

Shaheen, Hagan and Landrieu have signed a letter with ten other Democratic Senators asking the White for an extension of the enrollment period.  The other seven signatories are: Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.).

Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is running as a Democrat for Senate in Kentucky, has “said it makes sense to extend the March 31 enrollment deadline and postpone the $95 penalty for people who fail to meet the deadline for acquiring coverage,” according to the Courier Journal.  Additionally USA Today says that a Democrat candidate for Senate in Georgia, Michelle Nunn, has “endorsed delaying the requirement for individuals to buy insurance.”


John Barrow

Gerry Connolly

Gene Green

Bill Pascrell

Jared Polis

Dutch Ruppersberger

Debbie Wasserman Schultz


Mark Begich

Michael Bennet

Dianne Feinstein

Kay Hagan

Martin Heinrich

Mary Landrieu

Joe Manchin

Mark Pryor

Jeanne Shaheen

Mark Udall

Tom Udall


Alison Lundergan Grimes (Senate, Kentucky)

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