The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act already has a catchy name. It's 'Obamacare.' The problem with the new law isn't the name, it's the content. Nancy Pelosi famously said Democrats had to pass the law so we could learn what is in it. Well, we now have a pretty good idea what is in the new health care reform law and voters don't like it. 60% of voters now favor repeal.
(WaPo)- In fact, it's the ungainly acronym of the new health-care law - PPACA, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Many people who support the law, or are neutral toward it, call it "puh-pack-uh" or "pee-pack-uh." Others call it the Affordable Care Act or plain old health-care reform.
But those less-than-inspiring monikers aren't much help to Democrats trying to convince the public that "Obamacare" - the Republicans' pejorative name for the law - is worth keeping, said Robert J. Blendon, a professor of health policy and political analysis at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Democratic pollsters concede that there is a problem.