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Continuing efforts to promote his new health care law, President Obama meets Wednesday with a specific group of interested parties: Mothers.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama will "discuss how health care could help their families," said White House spokesman Jay Carney.

"Moms are a key part of our ongoing outreach and enrollment efforts and have an important role to play in helping their adult children, family members, and peers to sign up for coverage," Carney said.

Congressional Republicans and others have criticized the health care law on items ranging from canceled policies to a malfunctioning enrollment website.

The Obama organization has long made women a key part of its political coalition, and that outreach appears to be a part of its renewed health care push.

Reports Yahoo News:

"The Obama administration has been courting women for months, emphasizing that adult children can stay on their parents' insurance until age 26 and that insurance companies can no longer deny kids coverage because of pre-existing conditions.

"Winning over women would have another benefit: Democrats are relying on them in the 2014 midterm elections that will decide control of Congress. Recent polls and analysis suggest the White House faces an uphill fight. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll in November found that 49 percent of women have an unfavorable view of Obamacare, compared to 33 percent with a favorable view.

"So top Obama aides, including adviser Valerie Jarrett, White House Domestic Policy Council director Cecilia Munoz, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius have reached out through media that traditionally reach women, including magazines like Woman's Day, Parents, Cosmopolitan, Cosmo Latina, Marie Claire, Glamour, Health, Latina and Ebony.



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