What’s wrong with Obamacare? …A misnomer that exudes Racism!

“What’s wrong with Obamacare? . . . A misnomer that exudes Racism!”

 

What’s in a name you say? Subtle, ugly racism trivializes the health care of all Americans. I personally have had enough of it!

The health care of millions of Americans has become a playground for imbecility, and it’s time this country grows up. The Affordable Care Act, (A.C.A.) of 2010 is the law of the land. Every person and media outfit that continues to employ Obamacares as an acceptable term does a disservice to us all. This is not a personal issue, and it should not be a one man vendetta; acrimony against a president who led the fight for a more just health care system!

FDR is primarily responsible for Social Security. We don’t refer to it as Roosevelt’s Socialist Security. When Lyndon Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it was never referred to as LBJ’s Civil Rights. It helped reshape positive progress; a vital step forward in the American civil rights movement! When President Lincoln led the fight to pass the 13th amendment in 1865, we didn’t refer to it as The Honest Abe Wants to Abolish Slavery Act; it was a national initiative.

Obamacare was a term started by the right wing – as an effort to personally express their hatred of the president, and their disdain for 50 million American’s having access to healthcare. In the early stages, Democrats tried to fight off that moniker, [read: misnomer] but relented and decided they might as well take ownership of the term.

Hmm? Well, shit roll’s downhill.

We might as well rename it NiggerCare. Are you offended by that? I hope so! The term Obamacare having been born out of opposition to the Affordable Care Act of 2010, resulted in nearly all of us having gone along with its usage like sheep to slaughter.

Yes, the Affordable Care Act has lots of problems, starting with the president’s poor judgment in jamming it through without any bi-partisan support. The administration’s poor execution of the roll-out is also a big disappointment. But no one should be all that surprised. The corporate world rolling out the same program would surely have had problems as well.

Anything this big, and this new, will face challenges. However, it’s irrational to challenge one man; for this is a challenge to the entire nation. That must include us all – as previously stated, it is the law of the land. The Affordable Care Act will not be repealed.

Let’s work together and make it the best it can be. Thereby helping our country improve the delivery of health care!

This nation must confront it’s demon’s. One of the very worst of which is a history of racism – sometimes subtle, sometimes quite obvious. This kind of horridness extends to other segments of our population as well and in different ways. We have golf tournament’s that exclude women. Plus, women continue to make lower wages then a man doing the same job. We have other environs that still exclude Jews, and neighborhoods that are intentionally segregated nationwide.

A large percentage of states still legally discriminate against same sex marriage and full equal rights for all citizens. We must not officially sanction racism…no matter its makeup. If we can end the personal enmity associated with Obamacare, correctly stated as the Affordable Care Act of 2010, we might usher in a new national success story; just as we accomplished when FDR signed Social Security into law, and LBJ the Civil Rights & Voting Rights Acts!

 




One comment on “What’s wrong with Obamacare? …A misnomer that exudes Racism!

  1. Angela Crane on said:

    Hi Ron
    I understand the racist nuances in calling the ACA, Obamacare. Names evolve.

    Pres. Obama got the flack; he deserves the evolved name, OBAMA CARES.

    Btw, Now we can stop the what’s affordable about it joke. ;-)

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