Numerous polls show health-careas the No. 1 issue for voters in the 2018 midterm elections andthat protecting those with pre-existing conditions isoverwhelmingly popular across party lines. (Photo:Shutterstock)

Numerous Republicans who are supporting attempts to dismantle Obamacare are simultaneouslycampaigning for election on their support for a core provision of the law.

The GOP spent the eight years since the Affordable Care Act waspassed attempting to derail it in Congress, the WhiteHouse and the courts. But those efforts have struck a nerve when itcomes to a central element of the law — rules protecting insurancecoverage for pre-existing conditions.

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