Patrick Murphy, 50, owner of Bagel Barrel, takes orders from patrons at the shop in Doylestown, Pa., July 19, 2017. “I can’t even remember why I opposed” the Affordable Care Act, he said. Support for the health law has risen since the election — in some polls, sharply — with more people now viewing the law favorably than unfavorably.
- These Americans hated the health law. Until the idea of repeal sank in.
- July 21, 2017
- By Kate Zernike and Abby Goodnough, New York Times News Service
- Five years ago, the Affordable Care Act had yet to begin its expansion of health insurance to millions of Americans, but Jeff Brahin was already stewing about it. “It’s going to cost a fortune,” he said in an interview at the time. This week, as Republican efforts to repeal the law known as Obamacare appeared all but dead, Brahin, a 58-year-old lawyer and self-described fiscal hawk, said his feelings had evolved. “As much as I was against it,” he said, “at this point ...