Sign-ups for insurance through Colorado’s health exchange are running significantly above what they were at this time last year, according to new figures published by the exchange.

Through November, 43,881 people had selected a medical plan on Connect for Health Colorado. At the end of November in 2016, 34,085 had selected a plan.

Connect for Health Colorado is the state’s marketplace where people can receive a tax credit to buy plans that comply with the Affordable Care Act. That act, which is also known as Obamacare, requires everyone to have health insurance but also provides financial help — such as the tax credits — for lower-income people not covered by their employers or the government to purchase insurance.

The law, though, has faced quite a battering in the past year. Republicans in Congress have made multiple attempts to repeal it. President Donald Trump announced in October that he would discontinue key payments.

Now, the U.S. Senate appears poised to pass a tax bill that would repeal the “individual mandate” penalty — the provision requiring everyone to have insurance or else they have to pay a tax fine. If that happens, insurance premiums are expected to rise as millions of people drop coverage.

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