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Obama: In 10 years, Republicans won't call it 'ObamaCare' anymore

President Obama made a bold prediction today regarding the future of his signature health care reform law while speaking at an event on women and the economy at Rhode Island College.

"No matter how many times Republicans threaten to repeal this law, we're going to keep it in place — because it's working," Obama said, to the applause of supporters. "Not only is it covering more people, not only is it protecting women, and people with pre-existing conditions from discrimination, but it's actually been part of the trend that's lowering health care inflation," he said.

"Which is why I'm pretty sure that in 10 years, they're not going to call it 'ObamaCare' anymore. Republicans will be like, 'Oh, I was for that, yeah.' That's how that works."

He may be right, but unfortunately for the president's party, it won't come in time for the midterm elections this Tuesday. --Eric Kleefeld