Skip to comments.Who First Coined the Term "ObamaCare"?
Posted on 10/29/2010 9:28:35 AM PDT by weston
Yesterday on FoxNews I heard Geraldine Ferraro say that whoever coined the term ObamaCare was brilliant. She said it took all the negatives of the plan and tied it around Obama's neck. So I know my fellow Freepers will have the answer to the question "Who first coined the word "ObamaCare". Also, since the people clearly regard ObamaCare as negative, how are conservatives going to get us back to FreeMarket Health Care?
It was probably someone on FR.
I’m sure one of the media’s political entertainers will claim it as theirs.
I wouldn’t doubt it. We have many “brilliant” Freepers. I often see things said here repeated by TV people.
Back to Free Market Health Care? We never had it. Health Care is provided by a state-granted guild monopoly—physicians, who (for valid reasons) are licensed and regulated by the state, and (indefensibly) fight against any possible competition—nurse-midwives, prescription privileges for psychologists, chiropractors (even of the honest sort who only claim to fix ailment known to be of musculo-skeletal origin, . . .)—through the use of state power. Most advanced pharmaceuticals are sold under state-granted monopolies (patents), even if they are naturally occurring substances. Health insurance has always been heavily state-regulated, and can’t be sold across state-lines.
i think it was Laz...
Geraldine is easily impressed. Remember Dukaka? Anybody on this board could have said it first.
“Death Panels” was equally brilliant and we all know who coined that term.
That said, a LexisNexis search of all news media shows that Wayne Madsen of the Progressive Online Journal was the first to use the phrase "Obamacare" in a pro-Obamacare article titled Obama's well-crafted plan offers Americans full coverage without emptying the Treasury, on April 4, 2008 in the Salt Lake Tribune.
Here's the money quote:
"Obama's national health insurance program, let's call it "ObamaCare," provides Americans with affordable premiums, co-pays and deductibles."
If there is an earlier reference to the term, it doesn't show up on the LexisNexis search.
A lot of folks on various forums were using the term “Deathcare” but that never caught on.
But it might once Obamacare kicks in and the killin’ starts.
It was me. In Wisconsin we have “BadgerCare” hence I derived “ObamaCare”.
I saw ferraro yesterday. I have always disagreed with her on almost everything, but i still enjoyed her sense of humor and listening to her. Yesterday however, she did not look like she was in good health. Don’t know what is wrong, but she looked pretty weak and pale.
Some terms are so obvious they are adopted by consensus.
this is what I was going to post, too. “Hillarycare” was in wide use, so Obamacare was an easy add-on.
But who came up with Hillarycare?
I think they call the Mass. Health plan Romneycare.
They just have really good last names to turn into monikers.
They called it Hillarycare. Could also have called it Clintoncare. Obamacare is what it is.
Obamacare. Obamacide - which is what the dems have committed in this election. Obamatons. Obamacrats. Obamathons (what Obama keeps doing, perpetual campaigning).
RINO is a freeper’ism...
Farraro has been fighting cancer for years. It’s amazing that she is still alive.
I prefer the more accurate, “Mengelecare”.
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