Health care reform

Voters want 2020 Democrats to get more personal on health care

Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden on the debate stage last week.
Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden on the debate stage Sept. 12. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Democrats want 2020 presidential candidates to start talking about subjects much closer to their pocketbooks, Morning Consult reports.

Why it matters: Voters are tired of watching 2020 candidates debate on stage whether "Medicare for All" should get rid of private insurance or how much it would cost taxpayers.

Health care's two political realities

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign rally in Pittsburgh. Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign rally in Pittsburgh. Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

The Medicare for All debate is burning red-hot this week, while more incremental health care reforms inch forward out of the spotlight.

Driving the news: Former Vice President Joe Biden said in his first official campaign speech yesterday that he supports an optional Medicare buy-in, putting him at odds with the other Democratic front-runner, Sen. Bernie Sanders, on a key 2020 issue.