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Joe Biden

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46th U.S. President (2021 - Present)

Policy Positions >> Health Care

Joe Biden on Health Care

  • Public option under ObamaCare covers vast majority for $750B. (Jul 2019)
  • Straightforward approach on healthcare, not ten year plans. (Jul 2019)
  • Build on ObamaCare, with Medicare buy-in. (Jun 2019)
  • Cover undocumented immigrants to reduce overall cost of care. (Jun 2019)
  • Expand ObamaCare, but not Medicare-for-All. (Apr 2019)
  • National effort to cure cancer by genomics. (Oct 2017)
  • Increased funding for NIH to highest level in a decade. (Jan 2016)
  • Medicare gives seniors choice, even if Rx prices negotiated. (Oct 2012)
  • Those near doughnut hole you get $600 more for Rx benefits. (Oct 2012)
  • ObamaCare built on the best of our private insurance system. (Mar 2011)
  • Advised delaying ObamaCare while busy avoiding Depression. (May 2010)
  • Insurance mandate is same debate as for Social Security. (Feb 2010)
  • McCain health plan is ultimate Bridge to Nowhere. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
  • Modernize, simplify & expand health insurance. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
  • Help medical students find ways to finance their tuition. (Oct 2007)
  • Rethink healthcare by focusing on prevention. (Sep 2007)
  • Start paying for universal coverage with $100B in redundancy. (Sep 2007)
  • Start with catastrophic insurance and insuring all kids. (Aug 2007)
  • Got tested for AIDS after blood transfusion; no shame in it. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Voted YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on including prescription drugs under Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on limiting self-employment health deduction. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted YES on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
  • Survived two aneurysms in the 1990s. (Oct 2005) Voting Record