The Fight for Obamacare Has Turned

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

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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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