Posted at 1:18 PM on March 26, 2012
by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Health
"Obamacare" is an easy way to describe the Affordable Care Act. But it's often viewed as pejorative. It's a term used most often by opponents of the law who blame President Obama for it.
ABC News reports that Obama's 2012 campaign staff have been tweeting that "Obamacare" is not a dirty word:
If you're proud of Obamacare and tired of the other side using it as a dirty word, complete this sentence: #ILikeObamacare because...— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 23, 2012
ABC News also notes that a mid-March fundraiser in Atlanta:
Obama also used the term and said he doesn't mind it because it shows he "does care."Change is, yes, health care reform," Obama said to applause. "You want to call it Obamacare -- that's okay, because I do care."