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A name can be a tricky thing.

Take for example, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. During the campaign to pass the landmark legislation in 2010, opponents of the then-proposed law facetiously labeled it “Obamacare.” Supporters were quick to assume ownership of the moniker, though. It made sense, actually—there was a time when President Barack Obama’s approval rankings weren’t hovering around 40 percent. Aligning the legislation with so popular a president guaranteed support from a lot of people. Obama himself even referred to PPACA as Obamacare.

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