Don't use 'Obamacare' as insult

04/21/2013 7:02 PM

04/21/2013 7:03 PM

Every time I read the word Obamacare, I cringe, especially when it is used pejoratively. As a health care provider who cares for thousands of uninsured people, I find such terms divisive and nonproductive.

When America finally recognizes that in an effort to care for all its citizens, not just the ones who have the government or their employers to pay for insurance, the term Obamacare will be historically linked with the first real step our government makes to fulfill a promise our forefathers made, equality. Health care can never be rationed in an enlightened society.

Ironically, children of the future will think we called that step Obamacare to honor a president who guided a Congress drowning in partisanship to, once again, provide its citizens with the greatest health care system in the world.

MATT FREITAS

Modesto

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