WASHINGTON (CNN) - Just hours before President Obama is set to promote his health care plan in a primetime address, the White House released a list of 13 health care industry CEOs and lobbyists who have visited the White House since the president took office.
The Obama administration had previously refused to release the names citing "presidential communications privilege."
The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington had announced Wednesday that it would file a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the administration seeking the names of the visitors.
The full list of health care industry visitors is after the jump:
-Billy Tauzin – CEO, Pharma
-Karen Ignagni – CEO, America's Health Insurance Plans
-Richard Umbdenstock – CEO, American Hospital Association
-J. James Rohack, MD – President, American Medical Association
-William C. Weldon – CEO, Johnson & Johnson
-Jeffrey B. Kindler – CEO, Pfizer
-Stephen J. Hemsley – CEO, United Healthcare
-Angela F. Braly – CEO, Wellpoint
-George Halvorson – CEO, Kaiser Permanente
-Jay Gellert – CEO, Healthnet
-Thomas Priselac – President, Cedars Sinai Health Systems
-Richard Clark – CEO, Merck
-Wayne T. Smith – CEO, Community Health Systems
–CNN's Ed Henry contributed to this report.