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Democrats confront vexing politics over the healthcare law

The New York Times, April 21, 2014

Even as the White House announced that eight million Americans had enrolled in the program and urged Democrats to embrace the law, Democrats are running from it rather than on it, while Republicans are prospering by demanding its repeal.The reasons are complex and layered in the early assessments, but say much about the nation’s political polarization, its shifting fault lines of class and race, and a diminished faith in government.