President Barack Obama said at the first presidential debate that he likes the term Obamacare, which has been used derisively for the past two years by opponents of the health care reform law.
And he defended it, saying it doesn’t mean a government takeover of health insurance but, rather, protection from insurance companies.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential nominee, defended the state law signed by him that, he said, was forged by bipartisan compromise. Obama said the federal law was modeled on that Massachusestts law.
Romney has made repealing Obamacare a staple of his stump speeches but Obama attacked him Wednesday for not being clear on how he would replace it.
Romney did say that he would help people with preexisting conditions get coverage.
It doesn’t mean a government takeover .. does mean the insurance company can’t jerk you around.
romey – entirely on a partisan basis. worked together in Mass. didn’t something this big, this important has to be done on a bipartisan idea.
obama — it was a bipartisan idea. used the same advisors and they say it’s the same plan