The former vice president is slated to talk about health care as he makes another visit to Pennsylvania, a key in the battle for the White House.
Biden said he’d be unveiling more specifics on his health care plan in the next few weeks. But he said if elected, he would get to universal coverage quickly. He pointed to giving Americans a public option of a government-run health insurance program, similar to Medicare.
Biden said Americans need “a public option, now more than ever.” He noted it was especially important with 20 million Americans out of work.
“They need a president who will go in the White House and fight like hell to get Americans the health care coverage they need,” Biden said.
Biden said health care coverage was personal to him and his wife, Jill. He noted the loss of his son, Beau, who died of cancer at age 46."