President Barack Obama signs the Affordable Care Act into law in the East Room of the White House on March 23, 2010.

Russia’s assault on Ukraine has united America’s political parties, as war abroad often does. It’s more surprising to see diminishing conflict on a hot-button domestic issue — but recent developments at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue tell that story on health care.

More specifically, they show that the Affordable Care Act, signed into law 12 years ago this week, keeps growing more deeply embedded in American life.

One marker came early this month from Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, a conservative Republican seeking reelection this fall. Answering complaints that the GOP had no agenda beyond opposing President Joe Biden, he identified a familiar target.

“For example,” Johnson told Breitbart News, “if we’re going to repeal and replace Obamacare — I still think we need to fix our health care system — we need to have the plan ahead of time so that once we get in office, we can implement it immediately, not knock around like we did last time and fail.”

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