Joe Biden’s presidential campaign continues to struggle.
The former Vice President’s poll numbers are sagging and there is no light at the end of the tunnel.
And things went from bad to worse when Joe Biden stepped in it big time with a lie that could cost Democrats the 2020 election.
Biden tried to help his struggling campaign by reclaiming the “center” lane in the Democrat primary.
Showing how far left the Democrat Party has shifted, Biden chose Bernie Sanders’, Elizabeth Warren’s, and Kamala Harris’ embrace of government run healthcare as his ground to fight on.
And Biden put out a healthcare plan that held up improving Obamacare as the “moderate” Democrat solution.
But Biden stepped in it by embracing Obama’s “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor” lie.
Biden, who was instrumental in helping President Barack Obama pass the Affordable Care Act (ACA), made the promise during an AARP forum in Iowa when discussing how his “public option” proposal differed from Medicare for All.
“How many of you like your employer-based health care? Did you think it was adequate?” Biden asked those attending the forum. “Now, if I come along and say, ‘finished, you can’t have it anymore,’ well that’s what Medicare for All does. You cannot have it, period.”
Biden added that his plan, which his campaign estimates will cost $750 billion over the first ten years of implementation, would give “people the option” of private or public health insurance.
“If you like your health care plan, your employer-based plan, you can keep it,” he said. Biden added that “if you like your private insurance, you can keep it.”
Obama peddled that falsehood to sell Obamacare to the public in 2010.
That blew up in his face when millions of Americans lost their health insurance after Obamacare went online in 2013.
Things got so bad, the left-wing Politifact called Obama’s “if you like your doctor” lie the 2013 “lie of the year.”
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.