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White House meets with insurance industry leaders seeking advice on fixing federal exchange
Modern Healthcare

Fourteen insurance industry heavyweights were called to the White House Wednesday to advise the Obama administration on how to fix the dysfunctional federal health insurance exchange. High on the agenda was the lack of coordination on enrollment data standards connecting the exchange and insurers.

Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson, WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini and Humana CEO Bruce Broussard were part of the delegation that met with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy Chris Jennings. They met at the White House to address problems with “834 forms” and direct enrollment, according to a White House news release.