Experts say you should still enroll for Obamacare, despite possible repeal

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Meanwhile, the exchange says Colorado is on pace to set another record for insurance enrollments by the deadline Tuesday night. Skip coverage in 2017, and you may end up owing more at tax time in 2018. The three biggest concerns are the lack of plans presented to replace the ACA if it's repealed, Alabama's Medicaid vulnerability and the uncertainty about protections for things like pre-existing conditions.

"The No. 1 reason why people wait is affordability", Lang said. That causes more stress on the system itself since people don't know what to expect. Affordability sometimes just means, "Do I have enough money in my bank account today?"

"We have now more than 20 different programs", said Dr. Timothy Ferris, an internist and medical director of the Mass General Physicians Organization.

"We had been so used to not having insurance that it was sort of an oddity to take advantage of it", she said. Without this protection, people would be unable to obtain insurance coverage if they had conditions like being pregnant, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

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

"This is a fix element, which provides some interim relief to the huge premium increases that insurance buyers have faced", said Representative Bill Flores, a Texas Republican who proposed one of the tweaks. She's afraid repealing the program will leave her without health insurance again.

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The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a repeal of Obamacare would lead to 18 million uninsured Americans in the first year alone and more than 32 million over the next decade. Plans must be filed with state and federal official starting in April.

Everyone in the Republican majority takes it as an article of faith that the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, must be overturned.

Mr. Trump has talked about getting rid of the mandate that fines those without insurance.

Pennsylvania's Republican senator has said in statements that repealing the Affordable Care Act is one of his legislative priorities because "premiums are skyrocketing, and people have lost coverage they were promised they could keep". The good including young adults being able to stay on their parents' insurance plans longer and the bad including skyrocketing rates, according to Mayer.

"One of the things that it's hard for people outside of health care to appreciate - particularly politicians - is how long it takes to make significant improvements in the delivery of care", Ferris said. And do it now, because for many of us the last day to enroll for this year may be Tuesday, January 31.

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