Americans can be “pranked” by short-term health care plans, he said.
President Joe Biden has not been harsh when it comes to his efforts to crack down on short-term health plans, calling them “a scam” and saying they could leave Americans “played for a fool”.
“You know, in the US, that sounds corny, but is fairness what we expect. And I don’t know anyone who likes to be taken advantage of, to be played for an asshole, to be taken advantage of. People are willing to meet their responsibilities. But, I think this is a big deal,” Biden said.
He criticized the Trump administration, saying it let short-term plans grow unchecked.
“The previous administration before me decided to allow insurers to make more money by selling up to three-year, up to three-year junk insurance plans. Americans think they are buying temporary coverage that will provide real coverage in those plans. Instead, many people have been saddled with thousands of dollars in medical bills that these miscellaneous fees don’t cover. And I think that’s outrageous,” Biden said.
Biden said the effort to save Americans money on miscellaneous fees and healthcare costs is “Bidenomics in action.” He also took the opportunity to refer to today’s jobs report as another example of the success of his “Bidenomics” plan.
“But today’s work shows that I think — the jobs report that I think shows Bidenomics in action. We added 200,000, I think 209,000 jobs last month. And all said we made over 13 million [Applause] — I think that’s 13.3 million jobs in 2.5 years, more than any president has created during a 4-year term. And friends, the unemployment rate has been below 4% for 17 months in a row,” Biden said.
“It hasn’t been since 1960 that has happened. Inflation continues to fall, less than half of what it was a year ago. And the range of Americans without health insurance is at an all-time low,” he added to applause.
The president also mentioned other efforts his administration is making to help combat high levels of health care, like combating unexpected medical bills and reviewing medical credit cards and other health care bills. Loans can put medical debtors in a worse situation if they don’t understand the terms. full.