A Modest Proposal To Fix Obamacare: “Change The Name”

This was originally supposed to be a post about the household balance sheet, but after reading the following example of just how profoundly the Obama administration has crashed intellectually, morally and in every other aspect, we promptly changed our mind following one of the most profound Lewis Black moments yet.

As everyone knows by now, and especially in the aftermath of the Jonathan Gruber revelations which have made it clear that every single proponent of the Affordable Care Act is, well, an idiot, Obamacare has been not only a big disappointment – actually debacle may be a better word – with the administration’s lackeys recently testifying to Congress why they fabricated enrollment numbers, but worse, it has sent healthcare premiums for tens of millions of Americans soaring higher in the process crushing any “savings” America’s middle-class may have had courtesy of plunging gas prices (as explained yesterday).

And so, slowly but surely, Obamacare has transformed from the most admired law of the land to the most loathed and despised.

What is truly outrageous, or perhaps hilarious, is that this transformation has not been lost on the Obama administration itself. And now, engaged in unprecedented damage control, the former Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, on Wednesday suggested a simple fix to the “bad brand” of Obamacare: change the name.

As Politico reports, “I think we may need to call it something in the future different, but it is working,” Sebelius said at POLITICO’s “Lessons from Leaders” event.

Sebelius, who resigned in April following the botched roll out of President Barack Obama’s signature health law, said that current issues involving the Affordable Care Act have to do with its commonly used name.

“Obamacare, no question, has a very bad brand that has been driven intentionally by a lot of misinformation and a lot of paid advertising,” Sebelius said.