History records many examples of derisive terms that became the official name of their movement. After the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, his followers were designated as CHRISTians, a derogatory term that stuck. Degas, Monet, Renoir, Morisot, Pissarro, Sisley, Boudin, and Cézanne were called by the name, Impressionists, when they had their first reviews by their critics. The term was not meant as a compliment. Now we are dealing with President Obama’s health care plan, the Affordable Care Act, which has been passed by the Congress and verified not only by the Supreme Court but by the populace who failed to elect the man who was opposed to the implementation of this health program. His many critics have nicknamed the program Obamacare, and it has stuck. I have said all along that I hoped that it would become the “official” name of the program as it gives credit to the man who dreamed of having a health program which was universal that would cover every citizen in the United States, regardless of income. The republican party has done everything possible to make the program fail and have come up with no plans for a better program nor ways to improve it. I am praying that, as the program continues to roll out in 2014, that it becomes a tribute to the man whose name it was meant to trivialize and to discount.


About bobosbest

I am a 79-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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2 Responses to Obamacare

  1. arcadian48 says:

    Excellent words, my friend. Thank you.

  2. Barb says:

    Love your analogies re: Obamacare!!! Barb

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