Former vice president Joe Biden released his campaign’s healthcare plan Monday morning in a short video in which Biden criticizes some of his fellow presidential primary contenders who want to eliminate Obamacare and private insurance.
In reference to a moment in the first Democratic primary debate when Sens. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) and Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) raised their hands in support of eliminating private insurance, Biden said he “absolutely” does not support eliminating private insurance.
“I believe we have to protect and build on Obamacare. That’s why I proposed adding a public option to Obamacare as the best way to lower costs for everyone,” Biden declares. He then says he understands the appeal of Medicare for All proposals supported by Sens. Harris, Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) but that those proposals would mean “getting rid of Obamacare.”
“I’m surprised so many Democrats are running on getting rid of it,” Biden added. “Starting over makes no sense to me at all.” read more