The de Blasio administration says they're doing what they can to spare us from the Trump presidency's oncoming Kiss of Death, fighting the Donald on everything from immigration to stop-and-frisk to footing the bill for Trump's security detail. Now, the mayor's taking Trump to task over Obamacare, or at least he's trying to—today he urged New Yorkers to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, in hopes of making it harder for the Republican party to dismantle it once in office.

The state Department of Health says 1.6 million New York City residents have signed up to be covered under Obamacare since the Affordable Care Act came into fruition, kicking the uninsured rate down from 21 percent to 12.6 percent. But Trump and GOP officials have pledged to dismantle Obamacare as soon as possible, leaving lots of New Yorkers—including immigrants and people with pre-existing conditions—uninsured. De Blasio announced at a press conference today that he'd like 50,000 more New Yorkers to be insured through the program, noting that it would send a "message" to Trump.

"The more Americans sign up for the Affordable Care Act, the harder it is to take away," he said. "It is also an act of strength. It is sending a message that this City is going to stand by its people, and not let a single election change who we are."

The current enrollment period ends on January 31st, so the city's been pushing people to sign up ASAP. The mayor's administration has launched an outreach initiative dubbed Get Covered NYC that involves calling uninsured New Yorkers and knocking on their doors in hopes of getting them to sign up—the mayor says 20,000 people have been reached already. "People come up to me all the time, and they say they’re worried, they say they don’t know what’s going to happen in the future. They’re uncertain—what can we do?" the mayor said. "Well, my message to all New Yorkers is there is something you can do right now—get everyone you know signed up for health insurance."

He added, "When we say always New York, when we say we are going to stick to our values, we are not going to let an election change us, here’s a real live example of it—something we can do to protect our own people."