Biden Accuses Buttigieg of Stealing His Healthcare Plan

Joe Biden accused South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of copying his healthcare proposal.

Biden leveled the accusation while speaking to reporters on his campaign bus in Iowa on Monday evening, according to Reuters. Biden has pushed for a revamped version of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, the landmark healthcare legislation backed by former President Barack Obama.

Biden has said he would add a “public option” to the plan that would allow people to opt into the government healthcare system, but only if they wanted to. Otherwise, Americans would keep their private insurance plans.

Buttigieg’s healthcare proposal would allow for private and government insurance plans. He has billed the proposal as “Medicare for all who want it.”

“He stole it,” Biden said while accusing the media of holding a double standard. “What would you have done to me? You’d have torn my ears off.” (Read more from “Biden Accuses Buttigieg of Stealing His Healthcare Plan” HERE)

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