Dialogue surrounding Obamacare positives swelling in face of ‘Trumpcare’, especially Medicaid

That’s a political hazard for Republicans who would abolish it, said Mark Peterson, a political science professor at UCLA.

“A lot of that base would be most adversely affected by repealing the ACA and replacing it with something that left enormous holes for the working class,” he said. Medicaid beneficiaries “begin to recognize how they’re put at risk, and they begin talking to friends and colleagues and it becomes quite real.”