Posted October 10, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Senate Democrats are using the recent fracas at the Department of Health and Human Services to raise money for the 2014 campaign.
The fundraising email was pretty standard, pointing on the perceived misdeeds of the opposition, including questioning whether Gov. Pat McCrory's administration's handing of Medicaid reform and the massive computer system meant to pay health care providers, NCTracks, has been appropriate. It also takes aim at the administration's refusal to expand who Medicaid would cover earlier this year.
Then it goes for the rhetorical gusto: "While the rest of the nation has started to see health care reform under ObamaCare, North Carolina has found itself under a new system: 'McCroryCare.'"
The term, of course, is a play on ObamaCare, the slang term for the federal Affordable Care Act, which, depending on who you ask, is a pejorative term or an accepted shorthand.
It's a little unclear from the email what exactly would constitute McCroryCare, but it doesn't seem like a compliment.