Tuesday, January 31, 2017
"Hundreds of people protest against changes to the American healthcare system outside Trump Tower in New York. January 15, 2017. Erik McGregor / Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images
It's the last open enrollment day for Obamacare, and the six-year-old health care reform law has never been more popular.
And it's never been more doomed, although Republicans are still arguing over how and when to replace it — and whether to just tweak the Affordable Care Act and rename it, or completely repeal it and start over again from scratch.
This time last year, there was a huge last-ditch effort from the Obama administration to get people signed up in time to be covered for 2016 without paying an extra tax. This year, the Trump administration is virtually silent, with only the occasional post on social media and a broad cutback in pre-paid advertising."
On Obamacare's Last Sign Up Day, Fate of Health Care Law Remains Uncertain - NBC News