News Analysis: Screws Tightening On Obama Over Healthcare Website Debacle

Pressure is mounting on U.S. President Barack Obama over his floundering healthcare rollout, even after a recent tweak to the law intended to help those affected by the problems with the controversial legislation.

Healthcare.gov, is a centerpiece of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as it's commonly known, through which visitors can enroll in health insurance plans. However it has seen myriad technical problems since its Oct. 1 launch.

An estimated 2 million Americans have been dropped from their previous healthcare coverage, as their plans did not adhere to Obamacare's strict new coverage standards, landing the president in hot water after his repeated vows that Americans would be able to keep coverage they like.

The broken promise sparked much controversy, and recently forced Obama to tweak part of the law in a "fix" that allows some dropped policyholders back on their previous plans.

"I don't think it's a fix that's going to pass muster," Republican strategist Ford O'Connell told Xinhua, adding that the move is a bid to buy time.

"This is a temporary fix for Democrats who might be on the chopping block in 2014," he said.

Read more from Matthew Rusling at Xinhua 

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