Are Joe Biden and Kamala Harris socialists?

Claim: President Donald Trump and other Republicans have claimed that former vice president Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris are socialists and their policies are socialist policies.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. A socialist agenda would be one that dismantles private businesses so that the government would control production. Biden’s actions during the Obama presidency, as well as his detailed policy proposals as a presidential candidate, does not show that he wants to get rid of private businesses. Instead, it shows an equal focus on expanding public programs such as Medicaid and education, while working with private companies in areas like healthcare and renewable energy.

Does Trump want to preserve health insurance protections for those with pre-existing conditions?

Claim: In several interviews, President Trump has claimed he wants to protect health insurance coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.
Rating: This claim is MOSTLY FALSE. Trump has repeatedly voiced that he is in favor of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. However, his words contradict his administration’s actions. The Trump administration is attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which is the only law protecting health insurance for individuals with pre-existing conditions. And Trump has no plan to replace it. An estimated 147,000 Vietnamese-Americans could lose health coverage if the ACA is repealed.

Does Trump have a better healthcare plan than Obamacare?

Claim: Many Vietnamese Americans believe that Trump has a better and more comprehensive healthcare plan that is cheaper and covers more Americans than the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. After almost four years, Trump still does not have a clear healthcare plan to replace the ACA. Instead, the Trump Administration is currently working to repeal the ACA, which would take away health coverage from 23 million Americans, including 147,000 Vietnamese-Americans.

Does Biden support Medicare for All?

Claim: Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel said on a Fox News show that Biden is “actually for Medicare for All.”
Rating: This claim is FALSE. Though he supports the Affordable Care Act, and wants to expand access to healthcare for more people, Biden has said that he does not support Medicare for All. He believes in letting people choose private insurance if they want it.