Biden proposes health law that improves, builds on ACA

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"But I will not be deterred from moving forward to guarantee healthcare for all people", he said.

Former Vice President Joe Biden jokingly challenged President Trump to a fitness competition this week; saying he'd ask the Commander-in-Chief "how many push-ups do you want to do?" The top income tax rate is now 37 percent.

Sanders is the lead Senate sponsor of a bill that would shift Americans into a Medicare-based, single-payer government-run system that largely eliminates private insurance.

"I understand the appeal of 'Medicare-for-all, ' but folks supporting it should be clear that it means getting rid of ObamaCare".

The former vice president will spend much of the coming week talking about his approach to health care, including his unveiling Monday of a plan that would add a "public option" to the 2010 health care overhaul, with expanded coverage paid for by raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans. He was back in Iowa and touted the public option as "the quickest ... most rational way to get universal coverage". For many Democrats, ObamaCare was a good first step, establishing the idea that the federal government has an important role to play in ensuring Americans have access to adequate insurance and care. His plan would repeal the law that allows drug corporations to avoid negotiating lower prices with Medicare. Biden made headlines in June when he flipped his position on Hyde in a matter of days, claiming his health care policy was the catalyst for changing his position. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and backed by rival candidates such as Sens. The campaign expects to release more detailed aspects of the plan going forward, including plans on guns, dealing with devastating diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes and addiction.

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Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign stop at Mack's Apples in Londonderry, New Hampshire, U.S., July 13, 2019.

The Vilsacks did not formally endorse Biden's campaign for president.

The Sanders campaign's chart, sent to the press late Monday, came after Biden told an audience of around 200 Iowa seniors that, under Medicare for All, "Medicare as you know it goes away"-a line that quickly drew comparisons to President Donald Trump's claim a year ago that Medicare for All would lead to "Medicare for none". Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of NY and Kamala Harris of California - have made the case for making a government plan available to all Americans, they believe private insurance should still play a role in providing coverage - although it is unclear what that role would entail.

Biden isn't the only public-option advocate running for president.

The former vice president has spent the past several weeks highlighting his support for the health care law, which is often called "Obamacare". In the end, the public insurance option from ObamaCare was scrapped due to intense opposition in Congress and a general sentiment against such a move by the American people. "I'd like to get people the option: If you like your health care plan, or your employer-based plan, you can keep it", Biden said. "I was very proud the day I stood there with Barack Obama, and he signed that legislation".

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