Now the House has decided to attach a delay of one year to the individual mandate and remove a tax on some medical devices which is a part of the law.
Both the Democratic Senate leadership and the White House has repeatedly said that a spending bill which impacts the Affordable Healthcare Act is not going to be acceptable but it takes time to turn around a scrubbed bill. That means the chances of a government shutdown on October 1st just skyrocketed.
The White House has said that the Exchanges will be opening Tuesday regardless of whether the government shuts down or not. That's the sort of "come hell or high water" statement that one rarely gets from Democrats.
Let's see if they stick to their guns.