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PoliticsJoe Biden stakes out centrist claim on Obamacare expansion

23:45  14 july  2019
23:45  14 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Joe Biden stakes out centrist claim on Obamacare expansion © Provided by The Associated Press Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, speaks at a campaign stop, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is promising to expand the 2010 health insurance overhaul while blocking sweeping proposals from the left and the right.

The former vice president's plan allows him to go on offense against both President Donald Trump and against his more progressive rivals.

The Republican president wants to gut the Affordable Care Act. Biden's top rivals for the 2020 Democratic nomination want to go to a single-payer system that could effectively eliminate private insurance.

Biden wants to add a public option to existing ACA insurance exchanges but not eliminate private insurance.

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Biden is the only top contender who doesn't back a single-payer model, pitting him against Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California.

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Biden campaign rips 'Medicare for All,' calls on Dems to protect Affordable Care Act.
Joe Biden's presidential campaign expanded his critiques against "Medicare for All" and pressed its opponents to fight to protect and expand the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which the former vice president played a crucial role in ushering through Congress. Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director Kate Bedingfield detailed Republican efforts to overhaul the Obama administration's signature legislation.Bedingfield said Democrats should work to protect the law instead of enacting a plan the campaign says would effectively kill it.

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