Let's hop in the Wayback Machine for just a second. We're going to set the dial to August, 2009. (Yeah, I wanted to go back to see the dinosaurs too, but just play along with me here.)
Remember the anger, the fear, the vitriol from August of 2009? In town hall meetings across the country, people were shouting about death panels and killing Grandma and rationed care and socialized medicine. It wasn't pretty, and it wasn't true. But it made the work to pass health care reform, something most experts agreed was desperately needed for decades, agonizing.
Now let's hop back in our Wayback Machine and set the dial for March 23, 2010. That's the date President Obama signed health care reform into law. It was about this same time that people on the right decided to turn the word "Obamacare" into a dirty word.
And you know what? We let them.
Now it's time we take Obamacare back. We've partnered with our friends at the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative to launch a new campaign called "Thanks, Obamacare!" Because, as it turns out, Obamacare has done a lot of great things for Americans.
We made it simple. Start with the Top 10 Reasons to Thank Obamacare on our website, ThanksObamacare.org. It includes things like Reason #1: Congress will have the same health care as the rest of us. And Reason #7: No denial of coverage based on pre-existing conditions.
And there's the short video that breaks Obamacare down into what it's really about: CARE.
Since our launch yesterday we've made some waves. The Washington Post, the Denver Post, National Public Radio, The Hill and Good Magazine all paid attention to our launch--click here to read about us in the "Latest News" section. And while a ton of good press is good, we're really trying to reach beyond the media and out directly to people.
Check out the great conversation we've started on Twitter. You can read what everybody's saying at #ThanksObamacare, and follow uson Twitter directly.
We're on Facebook too. Go join us there for updates, conversation, and more.
Because Obamacare has actually done a lot of good for us all--with more good stuff on the way. And we really do think it's time to say thanks.