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A PolitiFact contest: Name that health plan!

By Bill Adair
Published on Friday, September 25th, 2009 at 10:37 a.m.

Quick! What's the name of President Barack Obama's health care plan?

We can't remember, either. We seem to recall "health" and "choice" is in the title, but we're not sure.

We were reminded of this when we saw the latest New York Times poll , which showed a large bloc of Americans still don't understand major elements of the plan.

We'd say the challenge for Obama and the Democrats is even broader: Not only do people not understand the bill, they don't even know what it's called.

So let's have a contest to give it a name!

We'll have two categories, one for supporters of the plan and one for opponents. We're looking for the most creative entries, with extra points awarded for humor. We'll also have a bonus prize for the best Word Mashup (i.e. HealthChoice, BigGovCare, etc.)

Send your entries to Please put your entry in the subject line and then, in the body of the e-mail, give us your name and address, and whether you're entering the Supporter or Opponent category.

Winners will receive a PolitiFact Gift Pack. And we'll forward the winning entries to the Democratic or Republican leadership so they can attach it to the bill. You never know! Your entry might become part of legislative history!

Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29. We'll publish the winners on PolitiFact next week.

About this article:


New York Times, In poll, public wary of Obama on war and health care , Sept. 25, 2009

Researchers: Bill Adair

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