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Defend Obama’s health plan unabashedly, some Democrats say
San Francisco Chronicle

With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it’s time to stop hiding from the president’s health care overhaul, even in this year’s toughest Senate elections.

Republicans practically dare Democrats to embrace the overhaul, the GOP’s favorite target in most congressional campaigns. Yet pro-Democratic activists in Alaska are doing just that, and several strategists elsewhere hope it will spread.

President Obama said Thursday that first-year sign-ups for subsidized private health insurance topped 8 million, exceeding expectations.

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