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White House Given Ultimatum By Democrats to Fix Obamacare Problems

House Democrats delivered a fix-it-or-else ultimatum Wednesday to President Obama, giving his administration until Friday to find an affordable solution for the millions of Americans losing their health plans under ObamaCare -- or risk some Democrats backing a Republican solution.
House Democrats delivered a fix-it-or-else ultimatum Wednesday to President Obama, giving his administration until Friday to find an affordable solution for the millions of Americans losing their health plans under ObamaCare -- or risk some Democrats backing a Republican solution.

The ultimatum from President Obama's own party is another sign of the unrest within the Democratic caucus about the cancellation notices. The end-of-the-week deadline is significant, because House Republicans are planning to call a vote Friday on a bill that would extend current policies for another year.

It's unclear whether Democrats would go so far as to support that bill if the administration does not offer a Plan B. But one senior Democratic source told Fox News that, at a closed meeting Wednesday, Democrats made clear to the administration that they need a proposed fix before Friday's vote.

The White House has vowed to come up with a solution, but so far has not provided much detail on what such a solution would entail. Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that the president will make an announcement on possible options "sooner rather than later."

One senior House Democrat characterized the meeting Wednesday as "heated." The source said the session consisted of "members telling the administration that they screwed it up and now we have to explain it to the public."

Another source said that it helps for the administration to hear frank talk "from their friends that they need to get back in front of the problem."

"No more excuses, just get it done," the source said.

For the full story: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/13/dems-give-obama-ultimatum-fix-health-plan-cancellations-by-friday/
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