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Among those at the meeting were: actors Jennifer Hudson,Kal Penn and Amy Poehler; Mike Farah of the websiteFunny or Die; Daniel Kellison of YouTube Comedy; "RoyalPains" sitcom creator Andrew Lenchewski and songwriterBruce Roberts. Also in attendance were representatives for Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, the Latin Recording Academy andthe National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which produces the Grammys.
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The president stopped into the meeting, according to the White House.The Obama administration is working with scores of community groups, healthcare companies, foundationsand others to publicize the president’s 2010 health law, which will make guaranteed health coverage available toall Americans for the first time next year and also requiremost consumers to have health coverage or pay a fine.Sufficient enrollment – particularly of young, healthy consumers – is viewed as critical to keeping premiumsaffordable next year; the administration is aiming to getabout 2.7 million currently uninsured young consumersenrolled in 2014.But polls show many Americans still do not know aboutthe law. And Republican critics of the Affordable Care Acthave repeatedly attacked efforts to educate the public andpressured groups not to participate, including sportsleagues such as the National Football League.
[For the Record, 1:40 p.m. PST July 22:
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