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.
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?
How great is that! Progressive so sure that the Healthcare Bill would be America’s salvation he wanted to make sure Obama got the credit. LOL. (Good find)