Friday, March 26, 2010

Naming Rights?

On NPR this morning I heard one of the hateful Goppers (I don't remember which) refer to the recently passed “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” as ObamaCare. The Goppers have been using ObamaCare as a derogatory term. I suppose if you really believe that this law will be damaging and people will hate it then the strategy makes sense. Maybe the costs of the bill will be crippling in the future. Maybe.

In the immediate though people will not be denied coverage because they are already sick.

In the immediate they won't have coverage taken away because they get sick.

In the immediate college age kids (up to 26) will be able to keep coverage with their parents.

The law is structured to create immediate benefits for people. Giving credit to your opponent for something beneficial is not a good strategy. Then again people living on government disability railing against government assistance are not the brightest bulbs.

On a serious note Andrew Sabl over at Reality Based Community have a post up about what to call the bill. He's going with Matt Yglesias' suggestion of "Affordable Care Act" or the ACA.

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Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

"Giving credit to your opponent for something beneficial is not a good strategy." Well said, dear sir. :)

5:18 PM  

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