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The Trump administration is reminding people they can sign up for Obamacare coverage if coronavirus cost them their jobs a?? even as it fights to eliminate the law

The Trump administration is reminding people they can sign up for Obamacare coverage if coronavirus cost them their jobs a?? even as it fights to eliminate the law
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The Trump administration reminded newly jobless Americans they can still opt to sign up for health insurance under Obamacare on Friday.




People who lose their jobs qualify to sign up for an Obamacare plan for up to 60 days.




Azar's comments sharply collide with the White House's support of a lawsuit to eliminate Obamacare.




Trump recently refused to reopen the federal exchanges for people to obtain health insurance, even as 10 million Americans filed for unemployment last month.




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The Trump administration wants to remind people who have lost their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic that they still have options to replace their employer-provided health insurance.
For example, they can still sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act — former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that President Donald Trump has fiercely fought to strike down since he first took office three years ago.
At a White House press conference on Friday evening, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar laid out options for the surging number of newly uninsured Americans.
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