Obamacare was a big mistake says New York senator Chuck Schumer. It cost the Democrats dearly in the last election.

Not so fast, says New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. Obamacare may not have been popular on Election Day, but it’s working. “It’s the best thing [Democrats] have done in decades,” he adds.

Similar sentiments are echoed by other Obamacare defenders, including Jonathan Chait, Brad DeLong and Sarah Kliff.

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