Joe Biden: ObamaCare gave people a ‘peace of mind’

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Former Vice President Joe Biden defended the Affordable Care Act as something that brought people “peace of mind,” following President Trump’s executive order aimed at taking action on the law after Congress failed to repeal it.

“Think of the peace of mind that this has brought to millions of people about to be ripped away,” Biden said at a campaign event for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam (D) on Saturday, according to the Washington Examiner

Trump said Thursday the order is “starting [the] process” of repealing ObamaCare. It will be the “first steps to providing millions of Americans with ObamaCare relief,” Trump said.

Administration officials said the order is just the beginning of the administration’s actions related to the health-care law.{mosads}

The executive order largely does not make changes itself. Instead, it directs agencies to issue new regulations or guidance. Those new rules will go through a notice and comment period that could take months, officials said.

Democrats criticized the move this week, warning that the order is part of Trump’s larger plan to “sabotage” the health-care law and accomplish on his own what Congress could not.

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