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In Red-State Utah, a Surge Toward Obamacare

SALT LAKE CITY — From the moment the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, most elected officials in this sturdily Republican state have been eager to squash it.

But something surprising is happening here. Despite deep uncertainty about the law’s future, Utah recorded one of the biggest increases of any state in residents who signed up for A.C.A. coverage this year. Now, the state is seeing a burst of activism against repealing the law — including from Republicans.

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