Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

OBAMACARE

For some uncertain time after it was enacted in March of 2010, I never referred to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as Obamacare.  I did not know whether it was appropriate or not to do so.  The term Obamacare was early on used only by the President’s harshish critics so I made a personal decision not to call it Obamacare but to refer to it has the health care legislation or Affordable Care Act (which now has an ironic twist to it.  It is not so affordable for many.)  I thought that was the right thing to do.

I changed my mind about the use of term Obamacare  after I read or heard the President saying it.

Here is an example of the President talking about it:

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA DELIVERS REMARKS AT A CAMPAIGN EVENT IN SIOUX CITY, IOWA – Sept. 1, 2012

 

“And you know what, it is up to you whether we go back to a health care system that lets insurance companies decide who to cover, when to cover it, whether they can drop you of your coverage whenever you need it most, or whether we keep moving forward with a law that is already cutting costs and covering more people and saving lives. (Applause.) They call it Obamacare. I like that name, because I do care. (Applause.) I care about all the people that are being helped, all the folks who are going to be helped.”

 

[Source; CQ]

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