WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare” has gotten kicked around a lot on the last few weeks. Now after being slammed around by Republicans for two years there is one person who wants to own the term “Obamacare”…President Obama himself!
While polls consistently show that the American public is against Obamacare, President Obama’s reelection campaign is taking out an entire merchandise line with the term “Obamacare” all over it. Obama wants to embrace the word that has hung like an albatross around his neck and own it.
On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the airwaves to tease President Obama about Obamacare wondering out loud why no one was having a cake made to celebrate its anniversary.
“President Obama was right to attempt a reform; he joined a long list of members of both parties who want to see our health care system improved. But Obamacare clearly isn’t the answer. And two years after its passage, Americans have now come to their own conclusion. They don’t like it, they think it’s unconstitutional, and they want it repealed. The time has come to clear the way and start over, to replace this unconstitutional law with common-sense, step-by-step reforms that lower costs and Americans support,”
President Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina is urging supporters to sign an “I Like Obamacare” Petition. He said,
“What’s not to like? Obamacare means you won’t have to pay out of pocket for preventive care like cancer screenings and birth control, insurance companies can no longer drop people when they get sick or refuse coverage for ‘pre-existing conditions,’ and women won’t have to pay more just for being women. The bottom line is, the more people know about health care reform, the more they like it. So make sure your friends and family know that Obamacare is something to be proud of — and worth fighting for,” he said, directing people to the petition.
President Obama and the Democratic National Committee is working hard to convince women,who will be a key demographic in his reelection bid, to support Obamacare because they claim Republicans are trying to roll back access to abortion, contraception and other women’s health services.
Republicans are equally in “I told you so” mode. They are making a case that when the government takes over healthcare services, they dangle election year treats in front od demographics they want to vote for them.
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