Biden promotes moderate public insurance option

Former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden endorsed creating a public option that would allow Americans of any age to buy into Medicare, The Hill reports.

"Whether you're covered through your employer or on your own or not, you all should have a choice to be able to buy into a public option plan for Medicare," Mr. Biden said April 29, according to The Hill.  

This approach aligns Mr. Biden's campaign with Democratic contenders Beto O'Rourke, a former U.S. representative for Texas, and Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind. The address also distances Mr. Biden's campaign — in terms of healthcare — from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., who have promoted more sweeping single-payer plans.

Mr. Biden, who served as vice president during the Obama administration, supports keeping the ACA and improving upon it.   

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