Dude who got $12M from UnitedHealth before getting an ethics waiver to oversee The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act getting salty. https://t.co/As86nw1oo3
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) January 13, 2017
As Republicans move forward with a “repeal and replace” of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama is blaming a lack of effective branding for why the health care law isn’t as popular Dems said it would be:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 13, 2017
According to the acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), people he’s talked to indicate that “branding” was the problem — that and a lack of snarky attitude, apparently:
A hospital CEO told me that if we called it ACA, instead of OCare, people would like it.
Next time– less helping people, more branding.
— Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) January 13, 2017
It’s unlikely that better “branding” would have convinced people whose premiums skyrocketed or lost their policies and/or doctors after having been promised they could keep them to have a higher approval of the law.
What total rubbish. People losing coverage, doctors, and having costs skyrocket won't be overcome with marketing. https://t.co/ltYtPPZfcC
— lauren (@LilMissRightie) January 13, 2017
— David Morgan (@StarCoreOne02) January 13, 2017
If more people are hurt than helped, is it a good thing?
Next time– More truth, less bullshit https://t.co/gq2dsyzqyQ
— The Pragmatic BC (@chinobc) January 13, 2017
Lol right. Folks just hate for no reason https://t.co/NtzKrHPoSw
— Cam Harris (@Mr_CHarris23) January 13, 2017
"Five years from now … going to be a whole bunch of people who don’t call it Obamacare because they don’t want me to get the credit" https://t.co/xtvcahr7iG
— Melvyl (@melvyl) January 13, 2017
Translation: "If we had lied more, you would like our failed policies better" https://t.co/lDV8iHgtX0
— Light Tac LLC (@LighttacLLC) January 13, 2017
Branding is the only thing Obama was good at.
— Pradheep Shanker MD (@Neoavatara) January 13, 2017