So what do his plans mean to local residents who buy or want to buy health insurance on the federal marketplace?
The first thing they should do is not panic, Wyoming Insurance Commissioner
People can sign up for such health insurance coverage now through an open enrollment period, he said.
He encouraged people to continue to buy health insurance on the exchange. They have until
Any repeal could not happen immediately, Glause said.
"The open enrollment and rates have been set for 2017 and, in my opinion, it would be a slow unwinding. I don't foresee it happening before the first of the year," he said.
"The law is still in place. If they don't enroll now, they may have no coverage," he said of people who need insurance.
"Here's our position on this: We don't speculate on what might or might not happen. We operate with the law as it is now. We encourage anyone who doesn't have another form of coverage to enroll as soon as possible so they can get coverage
The federal law offers substantial subsidies for consumers that will reduce the cost of premiums they have to pay, according to Fierberg.
"We are operating as business as usual unless the
Open enrollment continues through
"We are open for business. We are currently doing our community outreach in open enrollment," she said.
"As of today, legally nothing has changed," she said. "We want to make sure that consumers are cautious to remember that the individual shared responsibility payment is still effective under current law."
That means that people who can afford health insurance but choose not to buy it must pay a fee.
Those who have insurance must continue to pay their premiums, she added. Although Trump calls for change, legally nothing has happened yet.
"We don't want people falling through the cracks" and having to pay a penalty because they don't have insurance, Brosius said.
Curran could not comment Wednesday about the direction the Affordable Care Act will take in the new administration.
"I don't think we at
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