The White House will continue to highlight the benefits of the Affordable Care Act this week, part of a broad effort to reassure Americans that the problem-riddled rollout of the healthcare.gov website will not sink the law.
President Obama has a light schedule this week as the Senate wraps up work on the first bipartisan budget deal in years. The only events on the White House schedule Monday are the daily morning presidential briefing between Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, a late afternoon meeting with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and a 1 p.m. briefing with press secretary Jay Carney.
The White House has not released a schedule for the rest of the week, with the first family’s departure to Hawaii for the holidays slated for Friday evening.
“Details of next week’s schedule will be released as they become available,” the White House said Friday.
The White House will try to promote the benefits of Obamacare as the administration plays catch up and looks to boost enrollment numbers during the holiday season. An administration official said the White House will coordinate with supporters of the health care law to highlight the “savings millions of consumers have already seen” because of Obamacare. The official did not indicate whether Obama will participate in the event.
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