President Barack Obama attempted to reclaim the "ObamaCare" label from critics at a town hall event in Cannon Falls, Minnesota Monday. "The prescription drug program that now is part of Medicare obviously has been very helpful but the costs had
August 15, 2011

President Barack Obama attempted to reclaim the "ObamaCare" label from critics at a town hall event in Cannon Falls, Minnesota Monday.

"The prescription drug program that now is part of Medicare obviously has been very helpful but the costs had been going up and up and up," the president explained. "So part of the Affordable Care Act health care reform, also known as ObamaCare -- by the way, you know what? Let me tell you, I have no problem with folks saying ObamaCares. I do care."

"If the other side wants to be the folks who don't care, that's fine with me."

That's one way to get Republicans to stop using the term "ObamaCare" - it's Obama saying he likes it.

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