The Fight for Obamacare Has Turned


A protest at the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Manhattan in January.

Demetrius Freeman for The New York Times

The campaign to let 20 million Americans keep their health insurance is working.

It still has a long way to go, and it’s not guaranteed to succeed. But the progress of the last couple months is remarkable.

Thanks in part to a surge of activism — town hall meetings, online postings, calls to Congress — the politics of Obamacare have flipped. Many Americans have come to realize that the care part of the law matters much more than the Obama part. As a result, the Republicans no longer have a clear path to repeal.

President Trump, in his speech to Congress on Tuesday night, will probably pretend otherwise. He may repeat the same magical promises to pass…

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