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Connecticut officials urge health insurance sign-ups

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HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

Connecticut's governor and lieutenant governor are urging residents to still sign up for health insurance through the state's exchange, despite the election of Republican Donald Trump as the nation's next president.

Trump has said, if elected, he would immediately repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, both Democrats, said Tuesday that Access Health CT will continue to help people without health insurance find private or government-funded Medicaid coverage. The latest open enrollment period ends on Jan. 31.

Wyman says if there are any changes made to the federal Obamacare law, "we will address them." She said Connecticut's priority will be "ensuring affordable, accessible, high-quality healthcare for our residents."

More than 800,000 receive coverage through Access Health CT.

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