OnPolitics: Biden and Trump start sparring over health care

Hi OnPolitics readers! The 2024 presidential debates are months away, but President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are already engaging in general election-style disputes, starting with a renewed battle over health care.

Catching up: Trump over the weekend said he’s considering "alternatives" to President Barack Obama's signature 2010 health care law, the Affordable Care Act, USA TODAY’s David Jackson reported. Trump hasn’t provided specifics, but he has previously backed proposals that would terminate health care insurance for millions of Americans, Biden and his supporters warn.

How did Biden respond? “His plan is to get rid of the Affordable Care Act,” Biden said at a campaign fundraiser Tuesday night in the Denver area. “His plan is to throw every one of them (who receive insurance) off that legislation. ... Trump gets his way, it’s all gone.”

Trump argued this week that he wants to replace the legislation, widely known as Obamacare, but has not provided specifics.

Repeal and Replace part 2? Trump, and most Republican lawmakers, haven’t talked extensively about health care as the nation looks towards 2024. But repealing the Affordable Care Act was once a major GOP goal, and Trump’s administration urged the Supreme Court to overturn the legislation even after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more here: Joe Biden and Donald Trump reignite Obamacare debate ahead of 2024 election

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Joe Biden and Donald Trump battle over health care ahead of 2024