David Harsanyi: Republicans Aren't Abandoning Obamacare



A new Bloomberg article concludes that the Affordable Care Act is losing its effectiveness as a political issue for Republicans. So many Americans are "benefiting from the law," theorizes Heidi Przybyla, that political ads are simply not doing the job anymore.

This news is somewhat unexpected—and unpersuasive, argues David Harsanyi. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll recently found that only 15 percent of Americans believe Obamacare has directly helped them, whereas 28 percent say it has directly hurt them. And in places like North Carolina, a quarter of political ads still attack Obamacare specifically. This seems to suggest that it's still a comparatively "major issue," Harsanyi writes.