Methinks the resonance is maternal. Cue David Axelrod:
Obamacare means never having to worry about getting sick and running up against a lifetime cap on insurance coverage. It gives parents the comfort of knowing their kids can stay on their insurance until they're 26, and that a "pre-existing condition" like an ear infection will never compromise their child's coverage...The president's got a deep voice and a good jump shoot and a cool manner. But he may be the nanny -- mammy? -- state personified in the electoral psychodrama.
President Obama never lost sight of the fact that this reform is about people. People like his own mother, who spent the last years of her life fighting cancer -- and fighting with insurance companies, too.
If evangelicals don't like it, they might reflect that Jesus also is a mother.