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'Obamacare' Sounds Different When Supporters Say It
Until recently, "Obamacare" was a word mostly used by opponents of President Obama's health care law. Now, supporters of the law are attempting to claim it as their own.
During the three days of health care hearings, protesters outside of the Supreme Court in favor of the law returned to one chant more than any other: "We love Obamacare."
The phrase was not somebody's impromptu brainstorm on the steps of the Supreme Court. People carried mass-printed black-and-yellow signs that said it in big, bold letters.
"My daughter was a 24-year-old who was without health care, was put back on my plan, and luckily she did because she tore her ACL playing soccer and needed surgery, so she was covered for her insurance," says Alan Perigoy, who was handing out granola bars. "So I'm happy to have the Obamacare. That's why I'm here supporting it."
He says his use of the word "Obamacare" is "very appropriate."
"Well, Obama does care, as he said recently," he says. "It's not pejorative at all. It's a wonderful thing."
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