Democrats are clearly looking for ways to distance themselves from Obamacare. But there are only so many threads they can pull without unraveling the law's complicated, interwoven structure.
Lawmakers have proposed a raft of changes to the Affordable Care Act as they grapple with the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov and the uproar over canceled insurance policies. There are a few areas left where Congress could find political cover without affecting other provisions of the law, but many of the ideas circulating on Capitol Hill would upset the complex web of policies that make Obamacare work.
Here's a quick look at some of the leading proposals, and how far Democrats could go without inviting unintended consequences.
Let more people keep their existing plans. President Obama has already put many policy-minded Democrats on edge with his plan to let insurance companies uncancel certain plans and sell them for another year. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., wants to go even further. Her bill would let customers keep their existing plans and require insurance companies to keep selling them — basically the opposite of forcing insurers to cancel or change those plans, as the Affordable Care Act did. And 39 Democrats voted for a House bill that would let anyone buy into previously canceled plans, even if they hadn't had them before.