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Politics May Be Shifting As Health Law Turns 3

Although many Democrats appear less fearful of political fallout from the measure, Republicans continue their efforts to unravel it.

The Hill: Dems No Longer Fear 'ObamaCare'
Three years after President Obama signed his landmark healthcare law, Democrats are confident they’ve finally played the politically divisive issue to a draw. Thursday marks the third anniversary of the final House vote to pass the Affordable Care Act, and Obama signed the bill into law three years ago Saturday (Baker, 3/21).

The Hill: GOP Bill Would Undo Health Law’s Auto-Enroll Provision
A Republican bill to toss the requirement that businesses automatically enroll new workers in the company health plan is winning praise from industry. Reps. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) and Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.) are behind the measure (H.R. 1254), introduced Wednesday, which would undo a provision of President Obama's healthcare law (Viebeck, 3/20).

The New York Times: Neurosurgeon's Speeches Have Conservatives Dreaming Of 2016
Dr. Benjamin Carson was a political unknown just weeks ago. Then with a single speech delivered as President Obama looked stonily on, he was lofted into the conservative firmament as its newest star: a renowned neurosurgeon who is black and has the credibility to attack the president on health care (Gabriel, 3/20).

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