I’ve been reading and watching a lot of end of the year coverage and regardless of viewpoint everyone uses the term Obamacare instead of the Affordable Care Act or ACA. I realize this horse is already out of the barn (feeling vaguely rural right now) but the ACA was dubbed Obamacare by its opponents. It’s gotten to the point where many supporters of health care reform call it that as well. I wish they wouldn’t. That label is a way to make the ACA seem temporary when it’s here to stay. We don’t call Medicare, Johnsoncare or Truman-wanted-it-care, after all. In the UK nobody calls the National Health Service Atleecare or Bevincare. I suppose I should file this away under lost causes but it still makes me grind my teeth and enamel is a terrible thing to lose.
Oh well, what the hell. I’ll give the Kinks the last word: