While President Trump and former vice president Biden hardly talked about their healthcare policy at their two debates, both have a distinct vision for how healthcare in the U.S. should change. The two candidates are about as far apart as they can get on the subject. Below is a primer on their plans for healthcare policy, COVID-19, and the opioid crisis.
Biden’s healthcare plan
Biden has a reliably liberal laundry list of healthcare policies that build on President Obama’s legacy Affordable Care Act. This includes a desire to pay home healthcare workers more and halve the egregious U.S. maternal mortality rate of 17.4 per 100,000. Below are some of his key policies.
— Uphold and expand the Affordable Care Act: Biden promises to create a public health insurance option that is “like Medicare,” would reduce the overall cost of healthcare, and make primary care visits co-pay free. The option would also be available to small businesses that want to provide healthcare to their…