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Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro went after Vice President Joe Biden and his health care plan during the 2020 Democratic debate saying, "I'm fulfilling the legacy of Barack Obama and you're not."

Why it matters: Biden, who has been a champion of Obama-era policies throughout his campaign, had to defend himself against criticism and inconsistencies on continuing the Affordable Care Act lobbed Castro and Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.

  • Biden did reference his plan earlier in the night saying that anyone who can't afford gets automatically enrolled in the medicare type option. 

The exchange:

CASTRO: "But the differences between what I support and what you support, Vice President Biden, is that you require [people] to opt in and I would not require them to opt in, they would automatically be enrolled. That's a big difference, because Barack Obama's vision was not to leave 10 million people uncovered. He wanted every single person in this country covered. My plan would do that. Your plan would not."
BIDEN:  "They do not have to buy in.  They do not have to buy in."  
CASTRO:  "You just said that.  You just said that two minutes ago.  You just two minutes ago that they would have to buy in. "
BIDEN:  "Do not have to buy in if you can't afford it."
CASTRO:  "You said they would have to buy in."
BIDEN:  "Your grandmother would not have to buy in.  If she qualifies for Medicaid, she would automatically be enrolled."
CASTRO:  "Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago?  Are you forgetting already what you said just two minutes ago?  I mean, I can't believe that you said two minutes ago that they had to buy in and now you're saying they don't have to buy in.  You're forgetting that. "
BIDEN:  "I said anyone like your grandmother who has no money." 
CASTRO:  "I mean, look, look, we need a health care system..."
BIDEN:  "She -- you're automatically enrolled."
CASTRO:  "It automatically enrolls people regardless of whether they choose to opt in or not.  If you lose your job, for instance, his health care plan would not automatically enroll you.  You would have to opt in.  My health care plan would.  That's a big difference.  I'm fulfilling the legacy of Barack Obama, and you're not. "

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G20 environment ministers ended talks without agreeing to phase out domestic coal-fired power generation and funding for such plants abroad, a deadlock that foreshadows difficult negotiations looming for this fall's critical climate summit.

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