Obama Lunches with Advocates Pushing Youth Enrollment in Health Care

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_5e845ea4af.jpgJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama lunched Friday with a group of young advocates as part of what the White House is calling an “aggressive outreach effort” to increase youth enrollment in the health care exchanges. At The Coupe restaurant in Washington, D.C.'s Columbia Heights neighborhood, the president, sans suit jacket, sat with five young advocates who spoke to him about their efforts to promote his health care plan and sign up young people in the health care exchanges.

"I'm proud of what you guys have been doing," the president told the group. High youth enrollment is considered to be critical to the success of the president's signature health care plan. 

The administration has not yet released demographic numbers for enrollment in the health care exchanges, so it's unclear how many people between the ages of 18 and 34 have signed up.

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