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Future of Health Insurance Is at Stake in the Midterms

Obamacare isn’t dead, but it’s under sustained assault. Voters should rally to defend it.

Trump keeps sabotaging ACA enrollment.

Trump keeps sabotaging ACA enrollment.

Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Despite promising to repeal it, the Republican-led Congress has left the Affordable Care Act on the books. And despite the Trump administration’s efforts to undermine it, the law’s still working pretty well. Its future success, though, can’t be taken for granted.

As the midterm elections approach, and concerns over the health-care system grow, voters ought to take stock of the harm that has deliberately been done — piece by piece, with effects now and in future — to an initiative that the U.S. badly needed.