An analysis by personal finance website WalletHub found that an estimated 18 million people would lose healthcare coverage in the first year following the law's repeal.
She says they are reassuring people that insurance is available now and likely will continue to be available through the year.
The authors, Dr. Craig Evan Pollack, Dr. Katrina Armstrong, and Dr. David Grande - who noted that there is now "substantial uncertainty about the future of US health policy" - found that even pro-Trump doctors differed from the general presidential supporter regarding killing the law.
About 11.5 million people nationally signed up for coverage through the ACA's public exchanges at of the end of December.
For those who want to sign up for the ACA, using a certified health care navigator could save money and make the overall process of re-enrolling an easier one. After observing a moment of silence for these patients, the demonstrators at Yale took up a back-and-forth chant of "protect our patients" and "do no harm" down the line.
Ray said she is concerned about people losing access to health care.
"Getting the resident turnout and the attending turnout was really special and different", Wang said.
"Today we stand in solidarity with over 500 medical students from across the country at more than 45 medical schools, pledging to do no harm..." said medical student Rosa Yu.
Millions of others have been covered through an ACA-enabled Medicaid expansion. More than half of them were in New York City.
Republicans have vowed their top priority is to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Doobay said that in addition to providing student leaders with suggestions on how to engage their campus communities on this issue, the #DoNoHarm also drafted unified demands to Congress.
Essential benefits: numerous "essential benefits" mandated by Obamacare also would continue in NY.
During the event, director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and professor of medicine at Geisel Elliot Fisher discussed the potential ACA repeal, its effect on patients and future patient advocacy at Geisel. At the rally's peak, about 500 people, including faculty, nurses and social workers, participated in the protests along Sixth Avenue, Doobay added.
"We also shared personal situations and tried to give a voice", Lilja said.
At 4:30 p.m., the protesters staged a "die-in", in which demonstrators lay on the ground in silence for 4 minutes and 30 seconds.
"Our volume has been the same as it has been in past years", she said.