MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:36:09 +0000 Joe Biden defends Obamacare, attacks Trump http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/3881f7ef2bcd4c7480357c20d47d963f Joe Biden is defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Trump but also some Democrats who want to replace the current system with a fully government-run model. Biden, in Iowa, also blasted President Trump's character. (July 16) 3881f7ef2bcd4c7480357c20d47d963f Tue, 16 Jul 2019 05:51:42 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST:ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYWaukee, Iowa - 15 July 2019 1. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential candidate:"In 2018 I went into campaign in 24 states for 68 or 69 candidates. We won back the House of Representatives with 41 votes. We ended up picking up a lot of Governorships. Do you know why? Because all of a sudden with the fulsome attack on Obamacare and healthcare generally, people said 'Oh, I didn't know that was Obamacare. I didn't realize..' No, I'm serious."2. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential candidate:"The only point I want to make to you is, we all know who Donald Trump is. But the world's wondering, who are we? Who are we? No, they really are. (Applause)3. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential candidate:"Even his supporters know who he is. Have you heard anybody talk about his great character? I mean even his supporters. Not a joke. And so this is about being able to go out and lay out where I am and where he is and why there's a difference and why it makes a difference to everybody's, everybody else. How many of  you  have gotten up in the last two years with your child or grandchild and  the TV and turned the TV off when he's on. Not a joke. Can you ever remember ever doing that ever before?"++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++ STORYLINE: Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model. The former vice president has spent the past several weeks highlighting his support for the health care law often called "Obamacare." He told voters in Iowa that he was "against any Republican (and) any Democrat who wants to scrap" the law. He's also talked of "building on" Obamacare. He released a proposal Monday to add a "public option" to the 2010 health care overhaul, with expanded coverage paid for by tax increases on the wealthiest Americans. Returning to Iowa, he touted the public option as "the quickest ... most rational way to get universal coverage." A sudden transition to "Medicare for All," he said, "is kind of risky." On Monday, Biden also said one of the reasons Democrats won the House of Representatives in 2018 was that voters wanted to defend Obamacare from Republican efforts to repeal it. Biden also used an appearance at the home of former Iowa Governor and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to blast President Trump, saying even Trump's supporters never speak positively about the President's character. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Joe Biden is defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Trump but also some Democrats who want to replace the current system with a fully government-run model. Biden, in Iowa, also blasted President Trump's character. (July 16) Joe Biden defends Obamacare, attacks Trump