nearvideo-democratic presidential rivals chase Joe Biden prior to the debate
Frontrunner Joe Biden continues to lead in the polls but Elizabeth Warren has the gap narrowed; Peter Doocy reports from Houston.
HOUSTON-the Former Vice-President Joe Biden mocked “socialist” Bernie Sanders on Thursday evening, the Democratic presidential debate that “the level of trust in corporate America” when it comes to its sweeping “Medicare for All” health care plan.
Right out of the gate, Thursday, Biden, Sanders, and Massachusetts sen. Elizabeth Warren asked to describe specifically how they would pay for their health-care plans, the private insurance industry would replace it with a government plan for everyone.
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Biden said his plan would expand on the Affordable Care Act, which he defended, as Vice-President during the Obama administration, and vowed to lower the cost to families welcomes all Americans who want that option are automatically enrolled.
“If you notice, no one has yet said how much the cost is,” Biden said. “You have said my friend from Vermont that the employer give the money back to the employees.”
He added: “Let me tell you something, for a socialist, you have a lot more confidence in corporate America than I do.”
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Sanders, Biden went to the Explosion to help in view of the urgency, cancer-fighting patients financially.
Biden, whose son Beau died in the year 2015 of brain tumors, fired back.
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“I know a lot about cancer. And let me tell you something. Every single person who does not go to cancer or another disease in bankruptcy, because, that,” Biden said, defending his health care plan. “You can immediately.”
Biden made his case to the voters, in the audience and said: “I’ve been there. You have been there. The people need help now. People, the hope need now and do something now.”