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At least 1 million people have signed up for Obamacare since Trump was elected president



[UPDATE 8:28 a.m. November 17] 

At least one million people have signed up for Obamacare for 2017, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. More than 300,000 of those people signed up three days following the election.

Donald Trump vowed to "repeal it and replace" the president's program, which he said has raised health care costs for those who buy insurance through exchanges created by the legislation. The Obama administration projects some 11.4 million people will enroll in 2017.

Some have attributed their decision to sign up for Obamacare to Trump's presidency.

[Original story]

The Obama administration announced Thursday that over 100,000 people signed up for Obamacare plans on the federal exchange on Wednesday than any other day since open enrollment started on Nov. 1, reports USA Today

“That’s an indication of the intense demand for the kinds of offerings that are available to people at Healthcare.gov," said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.

Health and Human Service Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced the news via Twitter.

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act and Republican members of Congress promised to help do so recently. 

However, Earnest also said that he hopes the future of Obamacare doesn't discourage people from signing up and getting the coverage they need. 

Members of Congress have flocked to announce their intent to repeal the ACA. 


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