Study: Enrollment for ‘Obamacare’ spikes after election
A new study is showing nearly half of people want to keep "Obamacare," and oppose repealing it.
The Affordable Care Act has seen a spike in enrollment since the election, though President-elect Trump has said he wants to change it.
A new HolaDoctor center in Perth Amboy has been reaching out to the local Spanish speaking community in need of health care.
"We helped sign up a lot of Hispanic and other multicultural consumers, including here in New Jersey, and now they're confused," says Dirk Schroeder, chief health officer at HolaDoctor.
Insurance companies say they are working to sign people up for Obamacare, even as Trump says he will dismantle it.
"He talked a lot about repealing and replacing, but he never really talked about what that plan would look like," says Mylene Colom, sales manager at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 49 percent of Americans who were asked say they want Trump and Congress to keep or even expand Obamacare. That number is in addition to the millions who are already signing up for next year.
More than two million people signed up this enrollment period.
According to the study, 26 percent of surveyed Americans want the law completely repealed, a number lower than before the election.
Some parts of the law, including keeping people on their parents insurance until age 26, have always been popular.
But after promising to repeal Obamacare, Trump now says he may keep parts of it.
Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act ends Jan. 31.