White House officials to meet with insurers to discuss health-care law

October 23, 2013
Deputy National Security Adviser DenisMcDonough speaks at an interfaith forum at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, Va., Sunday, March 6, 2011. McDonough praised American Muslims for helping fight violent extremism, but said they aren't cooperating enough with law enforcement to counter the radicalization of young followers by al-Qaida-linked groups. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough (Cliff Owen/AP)

Three senior White House officials — Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and health-care adviser Chris Jennings will meet with several major insurance executives Wednesday at 2 p.m. to discuss the implementation of the administration's health-care law, a White House official confirmed.

The group will include Wellpoint CEO Joseph Swedish and Karen Ignani, president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans, according to individuals familiar with the meeting. Both the White House official and other individuals with knowledge of the session asked not to be identified because it had not taken place.

Insurers have been frustrated with the federal health insurance marketplace that launched Oct. 1; White House officials, who have been reaching out to supporters both on Capitol Hill and beyond the Beltway, are hoping to ease concerns that the enrollment system's problems will undermine the program's goal of registering at least 7 million Americans in its first year of operation.

 

Juliet Eilperin is The Washington Post's White House bureau chief, covering domestic and foreign policy as well as the culture of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. She is the author of two books—one on sharks, and another on Congress, not to be confused with each other—and has worked for the Post since 1998.
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