Obamacare’s first open enrollment period technically has ended, but efforts to improve the Affordable Care Act and the entire health care system aren’t over — and Republicans eventually will join the effort to fix things, says former White House health adviser Ezekiel Emanuel.”This is bipartisan once we get past the election, or whenever the Republicans are going to say all right, we’re going to move off health care and onto something else.”Emanuel spoke with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Monday night, both of them jubilant over the final surge of healthcare.gov applications, which reportedly will bring the total open-enrollment number to around 7 million, higher than many people expected.”If you don’t have enough people in the system, it will collapse of its own weight, and other exchanges and other places did collapse,” Emanuel said. “And you know, fortunately, the 7 million…will be reached by the end here pretty comfortably — and I think that shows it’s been a major — there’s really pent-up demand. People really want insurance, and they want affordable insurance, and when offered that possibility, they will come out of the woodwork.