Obama, Biden talk health care with Senate Democrats

Posted by Anita Kumar on November 6, 2013 

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met behind closed doors for two hours Wednesday with Senate Democrats who are facing reelection next year to reassure them about the troubled health care rollout last month.

Obama told them the administration was working to fix the website, HealthCare.gov, and improve the overall experience of Americans looking to enroll in coverage, according to a White House official.

He said the administration would ramp up outreach to consumers who have received or might receive letters about changed or cancellations and would work to protect the privacy and security of consumers enrolling online.

He asked them for input on how implementation of the law is impacting their constituents and told them he appreciated their help to ensure the law works.

Democrats who attended the two-hour meeting at the White House Wednesday include Mark Begich of Alaska, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Chris Coons of Delaware, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Al Franken of Minnesota, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Jack Reed of Rhode Island, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Brian Schatz of Hawaii, Mark Udall of Colorado, Tom Udall of New Mexico, Mark Warner of Virginia and Michael Bennet of Colorado.

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