Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden participated in a virtual CNN town hall on the coronavirus Friday night and told a worried mask-clad woman that she and her family “should not have to sacrifice anything.” Biden, at home in Wilmington, told the woman it is “the fair thing” that her entire family be taken care of and that healthcare expenses incurred during the coronavirus should be “free” and picked up by federal money.
VAN DANG-O’CALLAGHAN, CONCERNED WOMAN: I work full time for a small company that does not offer health benefits. My husband is a freelancer. We currently pay over $2,000 a month for health insurance for our family of three. My question for you is that when our savings account, inevitably, runs out due to him not being able to work right now, what is it that we sacrifice? Do we sacrifice food? Rent? Or healthcare? FMR. VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, 2020 DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT: You should not have to sacrifice anything. Let me say that again. You should not have to sacrifice anything. Not just because it’s the fair thing you be taken care of, your entire family, and every family in your circumstance. But because it’s best for the whole country. The entire economy. It’s not just doing a favor for any individual.