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2008 Elections

Joe Biden on Health Care

 

(Editor's Note: Biden dropped out of the presidential race for the Democratic nomination, following a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2008, where he got only about 2 percent of the delegates. )

 

Within the first 90 days of administration, he would gather fundamental groups involved with health care including businesses, providers and government to put into action affordable health care. Two basic tenants of his health care plan include coverage to all children and providing catastrophic health insurance. In order to push universal health care, insurance agencies must first undergo reform. Through a reform, Americans would have access to affordable health care provided in the form of a buy-in plan reflecting that of the .

 

YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA8HC_IBhcc
At the Iowa Public Television forum for Democratic Presidential Candidates, Senator Biden discusses the threat of insurance companies to national health care reform and the role that states can play in health care reform.

 

YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QzlMQOIlBQ
Senator Biden answers question from Nevadan about how he plans to provide health care to people with critical health care needs.

 

— Las Vegas Sun intern Jenna Kohler contributed to this report.

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