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All people are entitled to quality health care

All people are entitled to quality health care

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in the GOP-controlled Congress have promised to repeal the ACA and replace it with a different one, though the details of what if any replacement are not known.

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett speaks at a Foundation Communities event ahead of the January 31 deadline to enroll in a 2017 health plan under the Affordable Care Act.

"I've had not only a good experience with using healthcare.gov and having health insurance but the plans I was able to afford came with very helpful people", Jessica Vogt said.

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, said his Republican colleagues have their sights set on repealing the law, but they don't have a replacement plan yet.

Change in any form, could take a while, so don't let this executive action keep you from signing up for health care if you want it.

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A record 3.6 million New Yorkers used the state's Obamacare exchange to obtain health coverage for 2017, a 28% increase from a year ago, state health officials announced Wednesday.

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Despite what changes happen with the new administration, signing up now will ensure coverage through the rest of 2017.

"We definitely have a lot of people coming in with a lot of anxiety surrounding the ACA and whether it's still gong to be here just through the end of the year", she said.

Ideally, insurers need a commitment that they'll receive money under the ACA that would help them better plan for next year, said Marilyn Tavenner, president of the trade group America's Health Insurance Plans.

Consumers who have been on the fence about signing up should consider enrolling before the deadline expires, experts said.

Without knowing what the federal government is going to do, "we're kind of working in the dark here", Giesting said.

Mary Conkling is a student at Jefferson College of Health Science who gets her insurance through the marketplace. Another 26% say it has had a detrimental effect and 46% say they haven't been personally affected by it. "If it wasn't for Obamacare I'm not sure I would be here to share my story with you". She was the former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President Obama. Now, the party is dealing with the reality of putting a plan in place if Obamacare is scrapped so that people don't lose coverage.