Does Joe Biden Want to Eliminate Private Health Insurance?

During a segment on health care at last week’s presidential debate, President Trump claimed that Joe Biden wants to eliminate private health insurance plans.

“They have 180 million plans, 180 million people, families,” said Trump. “Under what he wants to do, which will basically be socialized medicine, he won’t even have a choice, they want to terminate 180 million plans.”

Biden’s health care proposal would build on the Affordable Care Act “with a plan to insure more than an estimated 97% of Americans.” His plan does not include getting rid of private insurance, which according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, an estimated 180 million people use.

Biden’s plan reads as follows: “Instead of starting from scratch and getting rid of private insurance, he has a plan to build on the Affordable Care Act by giving Americans more choice, reducing health care costs, and making our health care system less complex to navigate.”

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