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"We'd better be sure that we're prepared to live with the market we've created", said Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif) in a closed door meeting. Again, the deadline is midnight Tuesday night.

"Let's not tear down everything and start from scratch", she says, adding, "While there are issues with the ACA, don't ignore the positives it brings".

Congressional Republicans face a dilemma, too.

HealthCare.gov's open enrollment for 2017 started November 1 and ends on Tuesday. "So we see a lot of that expense-management behavior". States could choose whether to opt into the expansion and provide that coverage for its residents. So far, the record is mixed.

When he took office, Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to take all possible steps to minimize the "burdens" the law imposes. Some people now using the market place for insurance say they have not regretted it.

Some insurers, including Centene Corp. Capito said in a press release that coverage would be preserved for mental health and substance use disorders.

"It's business as usual, until we hear otherwise", he said. But she no longer qualifies for a subsidy and is looking for alternatives. That causes more stress on the system itself since people don't know what to expect.

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"These are unbiased, highly-trained assisters that are here to help you find the right plan for you and your family", Deputy State Director of Enroll America Mark Van Arnam said.

Privately, at least, many Republicans are also anxious about repealing the law too hastily, according to a recording obtained by the Washington Post.

Representative Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat, accused Republicans on Tuesday of sowing crippling doubts about the health law.

Event organizer Anne-Laure Dassier Med'16 said that the repeal of the ACA will increase the number of uninsured Americans by 18 million in the first year alone, and by 32 million over 10 years.

As of the last update in mid-January, more than 11.5 million Americans had already signed up for insurance through the exchanges, including almost 400,000 people in Virginia. Marilyn Tavenner, the group's CEO and a former top Obamacare official, is scheduled to testify Wednesday in Washington. He signed up not only in case of a health emergency, but to avoid a fine for not buying health insurance. It notes the ACA's successes, such as eliminating pre-existing condition discrimination and extending coverage to people until age 26 under their parent's plans.

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Amarillo's metropolitan statistical area had 13,848 individual plan selections for the program as of week 11 for this enrollment period, which is about 200 more than this same time period in 2016.

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