Trump and Biden debate healthcare

President Trump and Joe Biden sparred on healthcare during the final presidential debate on Thursday.

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DONALD TRUMP: We have 180 million people out there that have great, private health care, far more than we're talking about with Obamacare. Joe Biden is going to terminate all of those policies. These are people that love their health care, people that have been successful-- middle income people-- been successful. They have 180 million plans. 180 million people-- families.

Under what he wants to do, which will basically be socialized medicine-- he won't even have a choice-- they want to terminate 180 million plans. We have done an incredible job on health care, and we're going to do even better at [AUDIO OUT].

KRISTEN WELKER: OK, Vice President Biden. Yes, this is for you. Your health care plan calls for building on Obamacare. So my question is, what is your plan if the law is ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court? You have two minutes uninterrupted.

JOE BIDEN: What I'm going to do is pass Obamacare with a public option-- become Bidencare. The public option is an option that says that if you, in fact, do not have the wherewithal to be-- if you qualify for Medicaid and you do not have the wherewithal, then your state-- to get Medicaid, you automatically are enrolled, providing competition for insurance companies. That's what's going to happen.

Secondly, we're going to make sure we reduce the premiums and reduce drug prices by making sure that there's competition that doesn't exist now by allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices with the insurance companies. Thirdly, the idea that I want to eliminate private insurance-- the reason why I had such a fight for-- with 20 candidates for their nomination was I support private insurance. That's why I didn't-- not one single person with private insurance would lose their insurance under my plan, nor did they under Obamacare. They did not lose their insurance, unless they chose-- they wanted to go to something else.