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Pelosi Chides Reporter: Call It the Affordable Care Act, Not Obamacare

3:47 PM, Jan 9, 2014 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Stephen Dinan reports at the Washington Times

On Thursday, at her weekly press conference, Mrs. Pelosi was asked by a reporter whether Democrats would vote with Republicans to impose new privacy safeguards in health care, and if so, whether that would be a signal Democrats are worried about the politics of the law.

“Absolutely not,” Mrs. Pelosi said. “First of all, it’s called the ‘Affordable Care Act.’ If that’s what you’re referencing, yeah, they are going after the Affordable Care Act.”

As you can see in the this video compiled by David Rutz at the Washington Free Beacon, Pelosi, President Obama, and other top Democrats used to refer to the health care law as Obamacare:

As recently as Nov. 8, Obama predicted to a laughing crowd in New Orleans that his political opponents would stop using the term once the law became popular.

“I know health care is controversial, so there’s only going to be so much support we get on that on a bipartisan basis — until it’s working really well, and then they’re going to stop calling it Obamacare,” he said. “They’re going to call it something else.”

Leading Democrats abruptly stopped calling the law "Obamacare" this fall when the healthcare.gov website failed to work and millions of people had their insurance plans canceled by Obamacare. Many Americans were left with no choice but to purchase more expensive plans under the Affordable Care Act.

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