At this point in the 2020 presidential election, the Democrat Party is very clear on their healthcare plans. Left-wing candidates who are currently running either want Medicare-for-All or the revival of Obamacare.
Despite the massive pitfalls associated with both proposals, Democrats continue to bicker with one another over which plan is better. In all honesty, conservatives have a very strong case in asserting that booting Americans off their private healthcare and forcing Americans to purchase healthcare which may be unnecessary or unwanted are equally terrible.
Yesterday, Obamacare supporter and 2020 Democrat Joe Biden clashed with a voter who attended his campaign event in Iowa, reports the Washington Examiner. When the voter questioned whether or not Biden’s opposition to Medicare-for-All is rooted in an interest to shield insurance companies, the 2020 Democrat pointedly told the voter to go support Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren.
While both Medicare-for-All and Obamacare are both terrible, it’s still quite odd that Biden would tell someone who potentially supported him to go back a different candidate.
Reviewing the Events Which Transpired
Over the course of Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, he’s had numerous issues with making various gaffes and embarrassing himself on multiple occasions. From mistaking the names of world leaders to declaring himself as the current vice president, Biden’s countless blunders have caused members of his own party to take a step back and reconsider his competency in this election.
On Friday, Biden didn’t do much to help his cause by essentially mocking a voter who questioned his rejection of Medicare-for-All. Following the insinuation that Biden may want to protect the interests and profits of insurance companies, the former vice president responded with the following statements:
“Well, God love you. You got the right candidate in Bernie and Elizabeth, or whomever you have. […] So if you’re willing to pay, and I respect you, you’re willing to pay the extra taxes and you think you’ll get that much more for that, that’s good.”
Americans on both sides of the aisle can agree that Biden’s response to this voter came off as incredibly dismissive and condescending.
A Lose-Lose Scenario
Ending the individual mandate is one of the greatest accomplishments of the Trump presidency. Never should Americans be forced by the government to purchase a particular form of healthcare. If it’s truly that great, the people will have no problem buying into it voluntarily.
Likewise, the government should not have the power to kick Americans off of their private health insurance plans. This is precisely what Democrats like Warren and Sanders are pushing for. So, at the end of the day, left-wing healthcare proposals present a lose-lose scenario, either way you slice it.
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