Biden tweets message of support to Julia Louis-Dreyfus: 'We Veeps stick together'

Biden tweets message of support to Julia Louis-Dreyfus: 'We Veeps stick together'
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenOvernight Tech: FCC won't delay net neutrality vote | Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices | Biden scolds social media firms over transparency Medicaid funds shouldn't be used to subsidize state taxes on health care Biden hits social media firms over lack of transparency MORE on Thursday tweeted a message of support to Julia Louis-Dreyfus after she announced earlier she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

"We Veeps stick together. Jill and I, and all of the Bidens, are with you, Julia," Biden tweeted.

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The "Veep" star announced earlier Thursday she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

In a statement she posted on Twitter, she also called for universal health care, saying while she had good insurance and a support system, not everyone is so lucky.

"1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one," she wrote on Twitter.

"The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union," she added. "The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality."

Cancer is an issue close to Biden's heart. His son, Beau Biden, passed away in 2015 after battling brain cancer.

Earlier this year, Biden launched the Biden Cancer Initiative, a private venture aimed at promoting cancer research and care.