President-elect Donald Trump has not yet reached out to Obamacare chiefs over what will happen to the Affordable Care Act after he is sworn into office.

The Republican suggested throughout his campaign he would scrap the act, but has since hinted he would be open to amending it.

The head of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversee Obamacare, told The Hill: "We are committed to having a great transition, and when they contact us we will have a great transition. They have not been in touch with us yet."

It is not yet clear how the president-elect will go about dealing with healthcare, stating in an interview with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ): "Either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced".

However, in an interview with CBS' 60 Minutes, Trump contradicted his previous statement, explaining:"We're going to do it simultaneously. It'll be just fine. That's what I do. I do a good job. You know, I mean, I know how to do this stuff,"

"We're going to repeal it and replace it. And we're not going to have, like, a two-day period and we're not going to have a two-year period where there's nothing. It will be repealed and replaced. I mean, you'll know. And it'll be great health care for much less money."

At least 100,000 people signed up for Obamacare the day after the election, with Democrats claiming the surge in applications demonstrated people wanted to keep the Affordable Care Act.

But its future under Trump remains uncertain. During the final presidential debate, he reiterated his commitment to scrapping Obamacare, stating:"I am cutting taxes, we are going to grow the economy and one thing we have to do is repeal and replace the disaster known as Obamacare."