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Health care law unlikely to ignite voter passion
San Francisco Chronicle

The Affordable Care Act doesn’t poll particularly well. On the campaign trail, saying “I’m going to end Obamacare” is an easy applause line for Republican presidential candidates. It ignites social conservatives like the Catholic bishop of Oakland, who will be protesting its contraception coverage provisions today in San Francisco. None of that matters to President Obama’s re-election campaign. It is not backing away from the signature achievement of Obama’s first term, it is embracing it.