Obama says 'brainstorming' with insurance CEOs on Obamacare plan

WASHINGTON Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:47pm EST

Health insurance chief executives arrive at the White House to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington November 15, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Health insurance chief executives arrive at the White House to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington November 15, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday that he and his top advisors were "brainstorming" with chief executives from top healthcare insurance companies about how to enroll Americans in health insurance before looming deadlines under his Obamacare healthcare law.

"What we're going to be doing is brainstorming on how do we make sure that everybody understands what their options are," Obama told reporters in a brief photo opportunity in the Roosevelt Room as the meeting with the insurers began.

"We're going to be soliciting ideas from them," he said."

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Mark Felsenthal; editing by Jackie Frank)

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Comments (11)
Bighammerman wrote:
The brains will be supplied by the insurance companies. What will Obama add to the talks?

Nov 15, 2013 4:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
unionwv wrote:
“Brainstorming”. Lousy way to conduct the Presidency …

Nov 15, 2013 4:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse
QuidProQuo wrote:
I hope at least one senior executive of these insurance companies finally give the POTUS an earful. Really. He needs to totally be d exactly how it is. They have to tell him enough already with the head games and back and forth last minute tweaking of things based on his “discoveries” of insurance aspects.

Nov 15, 2013 4:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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