- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

EAST NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is calling on New Jersey residents to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act and pledging to challenge plans by Republicans to dismantle the health care law.

Booker spoke at a diner in East Newark Wednesday along with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.

Consumers have until Thursday to sign up at Healthcare.gov to get coverage by Jan. 1.

New Jersey is down to two insurers for next year after others stopped offering insurance.

President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have vowed to undo the law next year.

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