Raven SantanaJan 13, 2017, 8:57 pmJan 14, 2017, 8:00 am

NJ healthcare provider sees more Obamacare enrollments, as its future is in doubt

Congress is given approval on budget that would allow bill to repeal Affordable Care Act

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President-elect Donald Trump has promised to follow through with his pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare. In a critical vote Friday, Congress has given its approval to a budget that eases the passage of any future GOP bill that could dismantle or rewrite the Affordable Care Act, and people across our area are concerned about the possibility of it being thrown out.

Stephanie Holly is the regional director of Field Support for Healthcare Insurance Marketplace. The pop-up storefront on Bergenline Avenue is designed to help residents enroll in person for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

The staff says since Nov.1 this site has had more than 1,200 enrollments, with a large percentage of them being families.

However, after President-elect Trump campaigned on a pledge to deliver a full repeal of Obamacare, Holly says consumers have gone into a panic.

Despite threats of an appeal, Holly says the Affordable Care Act is still a law and says consumers still need to enroll if they are uninsured.

Holly says the deadline to enroll is Jan. 31. She says if the repeal does happen, it could take months to go into effect and says support staff will be available and ready to guide and help consumers.

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