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Which Is Better: Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act?

Posted By Bill Hogan On October 2, 2013 @ 12:21 pm In Washington Watch | Comments Disabled

Praise be to Jimmy Kimmel, the late-night talk show host, for exposing what people might like the least about Obamacare [1].

Could it be the fact that President Obama’s name is part of it?

On the eve of the rollout of health insurance marketplaces [2] created by the health care law otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act, Kimmel planted a camera crew on the street to put the following question to passersby: “Which is better – the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare?”

Here’s just one exchange:

Question: Which plan do you support? Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act?

Woman No. 1: The Affordable Care Act.

Question: What is it about Obamacare that you do not like?

Woman No. 1: I just think that there’s a lot of holes in it, and it needs to be revamped. I think it hasn’t been thought out.


While the resulting video may not exactly restore your faith in democracy, it’s really worth a watch:


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[1] Obamacare: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/06/11/why-do-people-oppose-obamacare-the-answer-may-surprise-you/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[2] health insurance marketplaces: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/09/26/affordable-care-act-opens-internet-marketplaces/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[3] Public Needs a Dose of Info on Health Care Law: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/05/02/obamacare-outreach-new-health-care-law-opinions-affordable-care-act/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

[4] Memories of JFK and Nov. 22, 1963: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/09/26/memories-of-jfk-and-nov-22-1963/?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS

[5] Questions about the Affordable Care Act? Get your answers here.: http://healthlawanswers.aarp.org/?intcmp=AE-ENDART3-BL-ADV

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