(Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Democrats, seething over the botched startup of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, are urging U.S. officials to swiftly help people whose existing insurance policies are being canceled due to Obamacare.

Democrats are facing a potentially difficult House vote on Friday, when Republicans will hold a vote on a bill allowing people to keep their current health insurance plans if they like them, even if those plans do not meet the Affordable Care Act’s minimum standards for coverage.

A senior House Democratic aide said on Wednesday that during a closed-door meeting of House Democrats and administration officials, the lawmakers called for Obama to announce a remedy to the canceled policies before Friday’s House vote.

Several million people are facing cancellation notices because their current plans do not comply with new requirements in Obamacare, such as coverage for mental health treatment and maternity care.


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