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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said, "Having good quality health insurance is often the only way families in NY can afford treatment and medical care".

Pratiksha Yalakkishettar, 23, a second-year medical student, said she and several classmates organized the event at Hofstra. "Strong demand is especially striking in light of the unique headwinds created by discouraging rhetoric from ACA opponents".

Under the Affordable Care Act, all insurance plans are also required to "cover preventative services" with no additional charges to patients, according to DHHS. But supporters of the program counter that financial subsidies through the government have made health coverage achievable for millions who wouldn't otherwise have it.

Jason Cleckler, the CEO of Delta Memorial Hospital, is concerned that a total repeal without a replacement would hurt his hospital financially so much that it might force them to close.

Plans are rated by quality of coverage as bronze, silver, gold or platinum. The accounts are often funded through payroll deductions and paired with eligible health insurance plans that have annual deductibles of at least $1,300 for an individual or $2,600 for a family, and out-of-pocket maximums of $6,550 for individuals and $13,100 for families.

"If you use your plan a lot, you're not going to like the HSA", he said. "You always get people who wait until the last minute".

"The administration wants people covered with a health plan benefit, so the fact that more people are enrolling is a good thing because then most likely they will be covered under whatever that transition looks like", said Dietsche.

During the current enrollment period that opened November 1, upward of 8.8 million Americans have either signed up for new coverage or re-enrolled, according to Department of Health and Human Service figures. For individuals who have been forced to buy coverage, it's often insurance in name only.

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More than 11.5 million people had signed up for coverage through the federal exchange and the 12 state-based exchanges, as of December 24, according to federal data. "Of course the republicans will have to say it's a repeal, but I think it's going to be more of a repeal and replace".

Millions of Californians have taken to the streets over the last few weeks to demand positive, uplifting change.

While many Americans have benefitted from the ACA, others have faced increased and unaffordable premiums and deductibles, inconsistencies in pricing and inefficiencies in the signing up and appeals process.

Under Obamacare, private health insurance companies are not allowed to deny coverage to those with pre-existing conditions. "So we need something in place for sure".

That confusion could be compounded by a lack of communication from the federal government in the crucial days ahead of the final enrollment deadline. At times Trump was vocal about his intentions to dismantle the ACA, but he has also spoken of providing "insurance for everybody".

Former HHS officials and supporters of the law were angered by the Trump administration's move.

Anyone under the age of 26 is qualified to remain on their parents' health insurance coverage whether or not they get married, are enrolled in school, continue to live with their parents or are no longer financially dependent on their parents.

"Most people don't even mention it", Camp said.

There is a tax penalty for being uninsured.



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