Skip to comments.Who First Coined the Term "ObamaCare"?
Posted on 10/29/2010 9:28:35 AM PDT by weston
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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."
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)
“ObamaCare” isn’t really unique. We had RomneyCare and ClintonCare before. Any big program gets tagged with the politician’s name.
I don’t think you are going to find a single point of reference on this one. It was kind of a natural evolution from HillaryCare, and then RomneyCare, so ObamaCare was simply a natural progression.
Its like when they tag every scandal with “gate”. I asked my 17 year old daughter and her friends if they had any idea where that came from. They did not have a clue, but they understood exactly the intent of the meaning.
Sometimes things “just are.”
It may be brilliant, but it’s not accurate.
It’s really PelosiCare
Obama had very little to do with that bill from start to finish. A good portion of it was already drafted before he was even elected.
More and more I think Obama is a spectator, not a player.
I have been trying to explain that very thing for over 2 years now (though you said in more concisely).
We haven’t had a ‘free market’ in health insurance from almost it’s inception.
And State monopolized health insurance killed free market health CARE.
Let's not forget Obamunists, Obamunism and Obamanation... ;-)
In Tennessee we have TennCare.........same POS.
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