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?
Again, LexisNexis shows that the earliest use of the term "Hillarycare" in the news was by Jeff Millar in the Huston Chronicle, dated April 4th, 1993 in an article titled Temporary fix could be our lasting predicament.
Here is the quote, and to give it context, he is imagining a future health care scenario experienced by a fictional "Norman:"
"So Norman was about to receive his first exposure to the National Health Reform Act of 1994: HillaryCare, as it was popularly known, in recognition of its author, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who'd headed the commission that had cobbled it together."