Which plan to fix America’s ailing health care system to do you like more, the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare? That’s the question that correspondents from Jimmy Kimmel Live asked unsuspecting pedestrians on Hollywood Boulevard Monday. As Jimmy Kimmel explained to his audience, “as you may know Obamacare is just a nickname for the Affordable Care Act, they’re the same thing.”
Apparently not too many people walking the streets of Hollywood are aware of this fact. Even in liberal Los Angeles, Kimmel’s crew found plenty of people who think Obamacare is “un-American” but are all for the Affordable Care Act.
Ultimately, the show proved what pundits like Chuck Todd and others have been saying for months. As Todd told WNYC’s “On The Media” this past week, the Obama Administration made a “complete mistake” in embracing the “Obamacare” label because it “politicizes” something that should be above politics.
And it’s not just people in Hollywood who are confused. A recent CNBC poll found that 46% of Americans oppose Obamacare while only 37% oppose the Affordable Care Act.
(Sources: ABC-TV and Mediaite.com)