More people signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov Wednesday, the day after Donald Trump was elected the next U.S. president, than any other day so far of the open enrollment period.
— Sylvia Burwell (@SecBurwell) November 10, 2016
Consumers selected more than 100,000 plans Wednesday, she said.
Trump has vowed to repeal and replace the health care law, which created the marketplace where people can purchase private insurance and most consumers are eligible for subsidies to make coverage more affordable. Congressional Republicans are jumping at the opportunity to replace the law, which they’ve been vowing to do since it passed in 2010.
The Obama administration, however, plans to continue encouraging consumers to sign up for insurance, even if the law could be repealed after they leave office.
“This administration is going to continue to make a strong case that people should go to HealthCare.gov, consider the options that are available to them, and the vast majority who do will be able to purchase health insurance for $75 a month or less,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday. “We want to make sure that as many Americans as possible understand the opportunity that’s available to them.”