The Obama administration may be consumed by Obamacare drama — but over in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani is reigniting a campaign to promote his self-described universal "Rouhani Care" initiative. There is not yet a website with detailed timelines.
This week, Iran's Minister of Labor joined the trend and urged uninsured Iranians to sign up with the government plan, BBC Persian reported. At least 6 million Iranians lack healthcare coverage, according to government statistics.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani first popularized #RouhaniCare when he tweeted on Feb. 5 that Iran would be providing all citizens of Iran — where Twitter is technically banned — with universal healthcare.
Iran's President has a reputation for being a pragmatic reformer — and an avid hashtag-diplomacy user. His supporters have also likened him to Obama before. The Obamacare joke was not lost — even to Iranians circumventing the Twitter ban.
Former BuzzFeed World Reporter, Current BuzzFeed News Contributor
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