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‘Families Are Reeling Right Now,’ Biden Says of Health Care Costs
President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. spoke about the Affordable Care Act after the Supreme Court indicated it was unlikely to strike down the law.
Obamacare is a law that every American should be proud of. It’s why people with pre-existing conditions are protected in this country. It’s a law that delivered vital coverage, as I said before, for 20 million Americans who did not have coverage. It’s a law that reduced prescription drug price costs for nearly 12 million seniors. It’s the law that saved lives and spared countless families from financial ruin. So this effort to bypass the will of the American people, the verdict of the courts in the past, the judgments of Congress, in my view, is simply cruel and needlessly divisive. Regardless of the outcome of this case, I promise you this: Beginning on Jan. 20, the Vice President-elect Harris and I — we’re going to do everything in our power to ease the burden of health care on you and your families. I promise you that — as I said, I will protect your health care like I protect my, like my own family. And we’ve been unfortunately significant consumers of health care. That starts by building on the Affordable Care Act with a dramatic expansion of health care coverage and bold steps to lower health care costs. My transition team will soon be starting its work to flesh out the details so that we can hit the ground running — tackling cost, increasing access, lowering the price of prescription drugs. Families are reeling right now.
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