Obama to Charles Barkley: I’m cool with the term ‘Obamacare’

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President Obama says he’s OK with the term “Obamacare” to describe his signature, yet controversial, health care law.

“I like it, I don’t mind it,” he said in a wide-ranging with former NBA great Charles Barkley. “And I’ll tell you, five years from now, when everybody’s saying, ‘Man, I’m sure glad we got health care,’ there’s going to be a whole lot of people who don’t call it Obamacare anymore because they don’t want me to get the credit.”


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Mr. Obama called on young people, a healthier demographic needed to make the economics of the law work, to sign up for coverage on the Obamacare marketplace by the close of open enrollment on March 31.

“You don’t know what life will throw at ya’,” he told Mr. Barkley on the TNT network. “And sometimes people don’t recognize, particularly young people, how important it is to have coverage until you get sick, and you realize you may lose everything you have, or your parents may lose everything they have, trying to make you well.”

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