That means Biden's plan would leave "nearly 10 million people uninsured", the Sanders campaign said Monday, and would leave tens of millions more with "high co-pays and deductibles that will leave too many people at the mercy of insurers and drug companies".
The new proposal would be an alternative to Medicare-for-all which he said builds off the Affordable Care Act by adding public option.
Harris performs better among California Democratic voters who said they were paying the most attention to the campaign (28%), versus those who were paying some attention (22%) or little or no attention (16%). In that poll, Biden had 26% among California Democrats, while Sanders had 18% and Harris trailed in third place with 17%.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is pushing back against many of his opponents' plans to offer government-run insurance. With Biden and Sanders the only candidates to challenge Trump's physical might thus far, we can only speculate as to what the 23 other Democratic hopefuls have in store, and hope it's something spectacular - like sumo, or MMA, or a gladiatorial arena deathmatch.
If President Lyndon Johnson could implement Medicare in under a year back in 1965, with not even half the technology we have today, Sanders argued there's no reason we can't implement his more ambitious plan in 2019.
Biden is apparently betting that by campaigning against Medicare for All, and the socialist tendencies it represents within the Democratic party, he can win over moderate voters. Joe Biden (D), who has largely remained the frontrunner in general election polling, came in closely behind with 21 percent support. Sen.
Sanders has the most name recognition of any Democratic candidate in New Hampshire, at 99 percent, although his favorability ratings were uncompetitive, according to the Saint Anselm poll.
Forty-five percent of respondents opt for Biden, while 12 percent go with Sanders, 11 percent say Harris and 8 percent select Warren.
"Vice President Biden supports repealing the Hyde Amendment because health care is a right that should not be dependent on one's zip code or income", the campaign declared. "Many of them don't want to".
CNN and the Democratic National Committee, the organizers of the next round of Democratic debates on July 30 and 31, will announce on Wednesday which 20 candidates will qualify for the event. He said it's going to end all private insurance.
"It's very different than turning to someone on a stage who says something that's so off the wall to me because I don't want to attack anyone on stage, that's not what I intend to do", Biden said. Elizabeth Warren of MA at 16 percent.
Nine years after the Affordable Care Act was passed under the Obama administration, Americans are still more likely to support than oppose the law, 48% to 30%, according to an April poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, though a sizable share doesn't take either side. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet echoes Biden's argument with a call to "finish the work we started with Obamacare" and warned Sunday in Iowa that Sanders' nomination would doom the party in 2020.
"I think it is a beginning and the way you start and the way you move to universal health care", she said in the first debate.