Universities probably shouldn’t be in the business of “banishing” words, as Lake Superior State University does at the start of every year, as least not if they want to keep up their pretensions about academic and intellectual freedom. At any rate, LSSU’s 2014 list is now out, and “Obamacare” is on it. Here’s the apparent explanation:
Because President Obama’s signature healthcare law is actually called the Affordable Care Act. The term has been clearly overused and overblown by the media and by members of Congress.
But which is the bigger lie: “Obamacare” or “Affordable Care”?