The New York Times- Today in Politics: G.O.P. Finds Much to Add to Justices’ Final Say on Health Care Law

by Alan Rappeport | June 26, 2015
Are Republicans falling into a trap by making the repeal and replacement of the law central to their campaigns?

It was déjà vu once again for Republicans as the Supreme Court granted another lifeline to the health care law by upholding the subsidies that underpin it.

Years of anger over the law spilled in a barrage of statements from presidential candidates who repeated their vows to repeal and replace the law.
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Are Republicans falling into a trap by making the repeal and replacement of the law central to their campaigns?

Recent polling shows that national support for the law has grown as people become more familiar with it. It may remain more useful as a rallying cry during primary season than in the general election.

“I think it’s [the] frustration of candidates and the Republican primary electorate that to some degree they are trying to channel,” said Brock McCleary, a Republican pollster.
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