Obama lunches with young healthcare advocates

Jan. 10, 2014 at 5:46 PM

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama had lunch Friday with Washington-area young people spearheading efforts to help enroll young consumers in the Affordable Health Act.

The five met Obama at The Coupe restaurant in Washington and discussed preparations for National Youth Enrollment Day, Feb. 15.

Organizations such as those represented by the lunch guests around the country are getting the word out about enrollment, the White House said in a statement Friday. It gave examples of enrollment available at Washington stores favored by young consumers, a television advertising campaign sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services during the upcoming Winter Olympics and a California campaign with the slogan, "Tell a Friend -- Get Covered" featuring celebrities, athletes and musicians.

Joining Obama for lunch were Anne Johnson, executive director of Generation Progress; David Dimock, entrepreneur whose business involves placement of televisions in community health centers across the country, Jasmine Hicks of healthcare advocacy group Young Invincibles, Washington radio personality Tommy McFly and Andres Cruz of the DC Health Link.

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