'He thinks he's running against somebody else': Trump, Biden spar over health care at presidential debate
Added 10-23-20 11:11:02pm EST - “President Trump attempted to paint Joe Biden's health care plan as the same as that of the more progressive rivals Biden defeated in the primary race.” - News.yahoo.com
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President Trump’s attempt to paint Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s health care plan as a government takeover of the medical industry was met with stiff resistance in the second and final presidential debate Thursday night.
In Nashville, Tenn., Trump said that Biden’s plan, which would provide a “public option” that gives Americans the ability to buy into a government plan, would eliminate private insurance. But the former vice president, who frequently sparred with his more left-wing Democratic primary rivals over the issue, insisted that he would leave private insurance alone.
Biden shot down what he called “the idea that I want to eliminate private insurance.” He argued that his differing view on this issue was the “reason why I had such a fight with 20 candidates for the nomination.”
“I support private insurance,” he said, “that’s why not one single person with private insurance would lose their insurance under my plan.”
“When he says public option, he’s talking about socialized medicine and health care,” Trump said of Biden, referring to government-run health care programs. He added, “When he talks about a public option, he’s talking about destroying your Medicare,” which is a government-run health care program.
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