The president is trying to bolster the ACA at a time when it is under strain because of an exodus of major insurance companies. (Photo: AP)

(Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama met with top executives from more than a dozen health insurers, including Humana and Cigna, to re-affirm his support for the Affordable Care Act after several companies retreated from the law’s government-run insurance markets.

Obama dropped in on a meeting on Monday in Washington between top White House health officials and the executives before the 2017 enrollment period, according to a White House official. Earlier in the day, the president sent a letter to all companies offering coverage in Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges.

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