Politics

"Obamacare" is Just Fine by Obama

President Obama says the term "Obamacare," the name critics have long used for the health care bill he championed through Congress in 2009, is just fine with him.

At a Minnesota stop on his Midwest bus tour, the president said Monday the term describes his feelings on the controversial health care legislation and clearly shows what side he's on.

"[P]art 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 "Obama cares." I do care," the president said. "If the other side wants to be the folks who don't care, that's fine with me."

Though his political adversaries often use the term as a rallying cry against the president's policies, he has largely steered clear of the word that ties his name to the law.