It’s not the names on the ballot. The 2020 election is about health care and finishing the Obamacare “starter home” he helped build, according to former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin.
“Forget about Biden-Trump, health care is on the ballot,” the former chairman of the Senate Health Committee said Wednesday on a call arranged by the Biden presidential campaign.
“I’m just saying this as Tom Harkin, citizen, I don’t think there’s any more important issue confronting the American people today than what’s going to happen to the Affordable Care Act,” Harkin said.
Harkin, 80, who was a member of the Health, Education, Welfare and Labor Committee for the 30 years he represented Iowa in the Senate, predicted that with Joe Biden as president, regardless of which party controls the Senate, Congress will approve a public option — a government-run health insurance agency to compete with private insurers.
With Biden’s ability to