With Joe Biden showing strength after Super Tuesday, the fight over healthcare between parties is looking like it could be the GOP’s “Repeal and Replace” ObamaCare stance vs. Biden’s “Protect and Build” ObamaCare stance.
Specifics aside, both stances are easy enough to sum up.
- Republican Repeal and Replace: Get rid of most of the key parts of ObamaCare, and replace them with mostly private options, but also expand assistance options to higher incomes.
- Biden Protect and Build: Focus on expanding the ACA, keep most key parts of ObamaCare, add in a public option, and also expand assistance options to higher incomes.
Both plans actually fix one sticking point, which is the 400% poverty level cut off. Otherwise Biden wants to expand on the ACA while Republicans want to cut back.
For details on what both plans would do, it can help to look at two sources.
For Biden, you’ll want to look at the “Protect and Build” plan on his website. Here you can see important expansion items like a public options, allowing consumers to buy drugs from other countries to drive costs down, and more.
For the GOP, we can look at past repeal and replace attempt. We did a breakdown of the last “Repeal and Replace” bill here, so that gives an idea of what their plan will / would be.