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Though he wasn’t included in NBC’s “My Big Idea” series the first time around, Tuesday’s edition of the “What Matters” only to Democratic voters series featured former Vice President Joe Biden and his plan for the future of ObamaCare. Spoiler alert, Biden was oblivious to the Obama-like promise he made during the interview while blasting Medicare for all.
“The 2020 race is heating up tonight, just a day after Joe Biden doubled down on his criticism of Elizabeth Warren as elitist and blasted her Medicare for all plan,” anchor Lester Holt announced at the top of the segment. “Tonight, Biden speaks one-on-one with our Harry Smith and answers one Democratic voter's question about how he would keep Americans insured; in our series ‘What Matters.’”
After touting how Biden was answering the question of a Democratic college student concerned about health insurance companies covering preexisting conditions, correspondent Harry Smith shared this soundbite of Biden pitching his plan to restore ObamaCare; complete with the same dubious promise Americans had heard before and were burned with:
My plan calls for taking ObamaCare and building on ObamaCare, restoring all the cuts that the President made, making sure that the 160 million people like that young lady who asked the question, if they like their private plan, they can keep it. Unlike Medicare for all, where they have to give it up.