Health Care Looks Like A Winning Issue For Democrats Again

In 2010, the passage of the ACA helped crush them in the midterms. Now the party is embracing it.

Seven years ago, the unpopularity of the Affordable Care Act helped doom Democrats to a historic midterm drubbing. Like much of the political landscape pre-Donald Trump, that now feels like ancient history.Back then, the nation’s opinions of the bill were deep underwater. But after Trump’s election as president and a subsequent brush with repeal, the Democrats’ health care law has emerged, for the first time, as a political asset. On average, Americans’ support for the law now outstrips oppos...