“The bigger problem that you have is that you’re going to extinguish 180 million people with their private health care that they’re very happy with.”
The president falsely accused Biden of wanting to enact Medicare-for-all, a plan advanced by some Democratic candidates that would have replaced the private health insurance most Americans get through their employers with a government plan modeled on Medicare, which provides health care for people over 65. During the primaries, Biden refused to embrace such a single-payer program and instead advocated offering people an option of joining a government-run health plan.
“You’ve had 308,000 military people dying because you couldn’t provide them proper health care in the military.”
“A fixing of the VA [Veterans Affairs], which was a mess under him. 308,000 people died because they didn’t have proper health care.”
The president tossed out this figure twice during the debate. But it’s a bogus number