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Jay Carney: You can use the ‘ObamaCare’ term again

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks during a daily briefing at the White House November 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. Carney addressed questions about the continuing problems with the health insurance marketplace White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks during a daily briefing at the White House November 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. Carney addressed questions about the continuing problems with the health insurance marketplace's website, consumers cancelled health insurance and other issues. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)  

The battle over whether or not we’re allowed to call the Affordable Care Act “ObamaCare” has been going on for years now. The latest edition comes from CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller, who tweets:

There are, of course, legitimate reasons to believe words matter. As Jimmy Kimmel demonstrated, people are more likely to say they prefer the ACA to ObamaCare.

At a recent “BuzzFeed Brews” event, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi noted that “Everyone may not like Obama, but everyone loves affordable.” She then added, “I love them both.”

As I mentioned, this has been going on for a long time. Back in 2010, Jack Tapper (then at ABC News) announced he would no longer use “ObamaCare” on his blog because “[s]ome find that term pejorative.”