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Almost all Democrats and even some Republicans were sure the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a measure opposed by most Americans when Barack Obama signed it in March, would be popular in short order. The electorate is timid about far-reaching change, they reasoned, but once the law passed, people would come around. The act was designed to deliver good news first and bad news later, which would help change minds. Pressing on was not as risky as it looked.

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I have been the FT's Washington columnist since April 2007. I moved from Britain to the US in 2005 to write for the Atlantic Monthly and the National Journal after 20 years working at the Economist, most recently as deputy editor. I write mainly about the intersection of politics and economics.

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