Biden in Siouxland Tuesday to Talk Health Care, Poll Numbers are Slipping, 5:32
Joe Biden is unveiling a new twist to the Affordable Care Act. He is challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his Democratic Presidential Rivals in the Iowa Caucuses. Many of them want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model.
Biden today said his plan would add a "public option" to the 2010 health care overhaul, with expanded coverage paid for by raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans.
Despite this latest announcement, Biden’ssupport in the latest Hill-HarrisX poll of Democratic voters has slipped four points, falling below 30 percent, his lowest mark in the survey so far.
The poll, released today, found that 29 percent of likely Democratic primary voters support Biden as their first choice for president, while 16 percent back Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
Biden has repeatedly touted his support for the health care law, often called Obamacare, during recent stops in early voting states. Biden will be in Siouxland tomorrow. In the afternoon Biden will be at Floyd Valley Healthcare to talk about his health care plan and he will be in Sioux City tomorrow night for an appearance.
Nebraska state government collected more tax revenue than expected during the fiscal year that ended last month.
The Nebraska Department of Revenue reported Monday that net tax receipts for the year totaled $4.896 billion, which was 3.7% above the official state forecast of $4.72 billion.
The department says net individual and corporate income taxes were higher than expected, as were net sales-and-use and miscellaneous taxes.