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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Obama holds 'brainstorming' session with insurance executives -- By Brian Hughes, The Washington Examiner

President Obama hosted insurance industry executives at the White House on Friday, trying to win the support of skeptical business leaders for his fix to aid the millions of Americans losing health coverage.

“What we're going to be doing is brainstorming on how do we make sure that everybody understands what their options are,” Obama said at the start of the meeting.

“So I appreciate all these folks coming in. We're going to be soliciting ideas from them. There’s going to be a collaborative process. We want to make sure that we get this done,” he added.

On Thursday, the president pushed a fix that would let insurance companies reinstate through 2014 plans canceled for millions of Americans under Obamacare. The providers, however, are not required to honor the administration's request.

Many insurance companies criticized the administration's fix, saying it would be difficult to implement, could cause premiums to rise and undo their work to implement the most sweeping overhaul to the health care system since Medicare.

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