As Republicans move towards their goal of repealing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, the late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live" asked Americans which they prefer, the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, on Jan. 17 (video below).
The term "Obamacare" was originally coined by Republicans who opposed the Affordable Care Act.
One woman said that she supported the Affordable Care Act over Obamacare because, "I'm not the biggest fan of Obama. So I don't support him in the Obama things that he's got going on."
A second man said that he supports the Affordable Care Act, but admitted that he wasn't sure why and that he just goes along with his girlfriend who supports President-elect Donald Trump.
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Another interviewee said the difference between the Affordable Care Act and Obamacare is that people pay for health care in one of the laws, and Obama pays in the other law.
A fourth man said that Obamacare was more affordable than the Affordable Care Act.
A fifth man supported the Affordable Care Act, and said that Obamacare premiums are too high, even though insurance premiums are set by health insurance companies, not Obamacare.
A woman indicated that she liked the Affordable Care Act more than Obamacare because she doesn't like Obama. However, when the young lady was told that the two names referred to the same health care law, she was literally speechless.
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The most amusing interview was with a young man, who admitted he was stoned and had no idea if he had any health insurance.
Vanity Fair reports that an analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that a repeal of Obamacare would mean up to 18 million people could lose their health coverage in 2018, and that a repeal could push that number up to 32 million by 2026.
Kimmel's show asked people a similar question about Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act in 2013, and many adults did not know the two programs were one and the same. That video was equally entertaining in a train wreck sort of way.
One woman said that she supported the Affordable Care Act because she thought there were a "whole lot of holes" in Obamacare, which "needs to be revamped." She added that she wasn't totally happy with the Affordable Care Act either.
One man interviewed by the show thought that the Affordable Care Act was superior to Obamacare.
Another man thought the Affordable Care Act was more "affordable" than Obamacare because "the name says it all."
A third man said that the Affordable Care Act was "more American" because it allowed people more choices than Obamacare.
A second woman preferred the Affordable Care Act because she just didn't "agree with the whole Obamacare policy thing that's going on."
A fourth man disagreed with Obamacare, but agreed with several main parts of the landmark health care law.
A third woman explained that she supported the Affordable Care Act because she didn't "like anything that has to be forced for everybody to buy."