Trump ‘like a child’ in responding to coronavirus, says Biden

“Perhaps most cruelly of all, if Donald Trump gets his way, those with Covid-19 complications could become the new pre-existing conditions,” said Biden, the alleged Democratic presidential candidate. “If Donald Trump prevails in court, insurers would once again be allowed to drop coverage, increase premiums, simply because of the battle they survived fighting the coronavirus.”

Biden reiterated his campaign promise to expand health care coverage by implementing a public insurance option.

“We need a public option, now more than ever, especially when more than 20 million people are unemployed,” said Biden.

Speaking on a podium adorned with the words “Protect and Build on the Affordable Care Act,” the former vice president touted the legislation as one of President Barack Obama’s main achievements that covered tens of millions of Americans.

“The evidence unambiguously saves lives,” said Biden, analyzing the controversy surrounding Trump coronavirus test comments. Biden also criticized the president for putting his political image above the country’s well-being.

Holding his black cloth mask and extolling his virtues, Biden was compared to Trump’s unwillingness to be depicted in a mask.

Health care was a defining theme of the 2020 Democratic primary. Progressives like Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont defended a “Medicare for all” policy and criticized Biden’s public options plan as too incremental, representing strong disagreement from politics between the moderate and left wings of the party.

Democrats attribute their attention to health care issues, such as protecting Obamacare and patients with pre-existing conditions for their success in 2018 in claiming the House of Representatives.

This week, House Democrats unveiled a plan that is less ambitious than Biden’s platform. The House plan is focused on underpinning Obamacare, but does not include a public option and does not expand eligibility for Medicare or Medicaid.