4 takeaways for Utah voters from a more substantive 2nd presidential debate

October 23, 2020 (KSL.com)

Health care cost and accessibility were determined to be the No. 1 most important issue for Utah voters in an August 2020 report from the Utah Foundation. During Thursday’s debate, Trump defended his health care record while Biden laid out a plan to “expand” the Affordable Care Act and rebuffed claims that his ideas are a stepping-stone on the road to a single-payer system.

“What I’m going to do is pass Obamacare with a public option,” Biden said, creating “Bidencare.” The public option would be only for Americans who qualify for Medicaid but don’t have the “wherewithal,” as Biden put it, to receive Medicaid in their state.

As he did in the first debate, Biden reiterated his disagreement with more left-leaning members of the Democratic Party who want to see private insurance completely replaced. “I support private insurance,” he said.

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