Did VP Biden Say Americans Would Have To ‘Buy In’ To His Healthcare Plan? | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Did VP Biden Say Americans Would Have To 'Buy In' To His Healthcare Plan? | The 11th Hour | MSNBC 1


Brian Williams fact-checks fmr. Secretary Julián Castro's claim that VP Biden's healthcare plan requires Americans to "buy in" to the plan.
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Fact Check: Did Biden Say Americans Have To 'Buy In' To Healthcare Plan? | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

33 Comments on "Did VP Biden Say Americans Would Have To ‘Buy In’ To His Healthcare Plan? | The 11th Hour | MSNBC"

  1. Well first of all of you don’t like your health care,you can’t just leave. You can’t leave it you have no where to go. We need universal healthcare. Eliminate private insurance because they abused the system and can’t be trusted.

  2. Say•She•Ate Mobile Eclectic Fare | September 13, 2019 at 1:32 AM | Reply

    This is inaccurate. Biden did say the words, “automatically buy-in” in separate comments from the clip that this video depicts.

    • Dyslexic Teletubby | September 13, 2019 at 1:12 PM | Reply

      Then you clearly did not watch the whole round beginning to end, in his first question he said anybody who cannot afford it will be automatically enrolled.
      The part where he says “if you lose your job from your employer you can automatically opt into this”

    • Dyslexic Teletubby | September 13, 2019 at 1:14 PM | Reply

      ruth depew in the open of the round he said anyone who cannot afford it (people who have lost their job) is automatically enrolled.
      The part where Castro attacked him was after Biden defended the argument from Bernie that people who lose their jobs will not be able to afford healthcare. Biden said if you lose your job you can automatically opt in

    • Absolutely right sbout this.

    • @ruth depew I agree. Castro was reacting exactly like I was at home. I was so glad he called him out on it. It shocked me, thinking – what? We’d have to buy in. And he didn’t just say it once. Senior moment, or he doesn’t even understand his own policy proposal. He just fumbles, Bernie whispered in his ear – it’s like everyone is propping him up and protecting him because they think he’ll be our nominee. Please God, don’t let us “settle” again. Can we have a real, inspiring leader again, please? Not another old white guy with dementia? Sheesh. But, MSNBC should at least report things correctly! I can’t believe none of them were actually listening!

  3. Nice disingenuous fact-check MSNBC! How about you show the relevant clip where Biden absolutely does say “buy in?” Pathetic reporting.

    • This clip is relevant because it came right before Castro comments. His plan will clearly automatically roll them in. Castro did not know the details of his plan. Biden later said “automatically buy-in”, which he clearly meant automatically roll-in. You can call it another Biden gaffe, but not nearly on the level of Castro’s. Thanks.

    • I heard it loud and clear, too. We can’t even trust MSNBC now? Are you just that lazy MSNBC? Were you not listening? Or are you part of the protect Biden at any cost? It’s like you all have decided we must have Biden as our nominee, and you’re going to stick with that no matter what – even if he’s obviously a mess. A stumbling, bumbling, mess who doesn’t look strong whatsoever. What a joke.

  4. Yes Americans it’s shocking ! For a universal health Care system to work ALL PEOPLE Need to buy into it & be covered by it
    This is a common sense realization that over 3 quarters of the world had the intelegece to realise decades ago ( we are just to stupid for democracy)

  5. Brian Williams did a partial fact checking.

    Yes Biden did say what Castro said he said. Biden asks the moderator for a 15 second interruption, out of turn, at the end of the Kamala Harris answer and Biden, not very clearly says the following verbatim, “Look everybody says you want an option, the option I’m proposing is a Medicare for all, uh eh, a Medicare for Choice, if you want Medicare, if you lose the job from your insurance comp, ah your employer, you automatically can buy into this, you don’t have no precondition can stop you from buying in you get covered period.”

    Biden went on to say, “And if you notice nobodies yet said how much this is going to cost the tax payer, I hear this large saving, the president thinks (pointing at Bernie Sanders thinking Bernie is the president), oh ah my friend from Vermont thinks that your employer is going to give that money back if you [etc. etc. etc.]”

    A short time later (2 minutes) Castro is identifying his health plan and pointing out the opt in, opt out difference between his plan and the Biden plan. Castro reiterates what Biden had just stated to Bernie during Biden’s requested 15 second interruption. Biden then denies the “buy in” thing and starts to rant something about someone’s grandmother. I tuned out then.

    There you go. Fact checked. Watch the video.

    • Exactly! Whether he intended to or not, Biden literally said the words “buy in”.

    • Castro will regret attack the ex Vice President Joe Biden and one thing I’m not worried about Castro will never be president.. Now Fact Check Thattttttt…Castro won’t be president I promise you thatttttttt

  6. Progressive Humanist | September 13, 2019 at 2:12 AM | Reply

    Warren/Bernie 2020. Time for real change, not centrist/moderate/corporate/repub light “dems” like biden.

    That kind of status quo is part of the reason 45* was installed: many dems are sick of dems being almost as plutocrat as repubs and so didn’t vote for HRC (especially after the failed promise of obama, another corporate shill).

  7. Republicans often claim Democrats are weak, yet when a Democrat (in this case Castro) actually talks tough and ruffles feathers of the Washington elite, he is called out as hurting his own message. I for one want a President who has good, progressive policy and is willing to buck the system/establishment to get things done. And, while Castro isn’t the most progressive, he certainly has been outlining specific policies and calling out corporate/establishment Democrats from all 3 Debates.

  8. “If you want medicare if you lose the job from your insurance company (gaffe), from your employer, you automatically can buy into this” Biden said.

    • cjcman87 he said anyone who can afford it can buy in. Pffffft. In other words if you can’t afford you will not have any health coverage at all.

    • Dyslexic Teletubby | September 13, 2019 at 1:16 PM | Reply

      No Matters EXACTLY! When they started the round for healthcare policy, he said “if you cannot afford it you will be automatically enrolled”

  9. The purposely misleading fact-check at the end of this video is Fox-News-level deception. Congrats for being no better.

  10. I watched the debate. He DID ramble about his program being a Buy In. And Joes hypocrisy is FAIR GAME.


  12. Konstantin Polyakov | September 13, 2019 at 9:05 AM | Reply


  13. Biden is utterly clueless and needs to get out before he does any more damage.

  14. Anyone who can afford it gets enrolled ? WTH does that even mean?

  15. That clip was sooo edited, Castro didn’t lie

  16. The attacks on Julian by MSM are worst than anything that happened on stage. Hope Nicole and McCaskill apologize for putting words in Julian’s mouth. They need to stop coddling Biden. I dislike him more every day. Great VP, horribly embarrassing presidential candidate. So incoherent, blabbering on, throws Obama under bus on imigration. Julian defended his performance where was Joe? KEEP FIGHTING FOR THE PEOPLE JULIAN! Keep calling out establishment lies! We see you!

  17. And yes………of course he said “buy in” a couple of times. Great reporting MSNBC & Brian Williams. Pathetic

  18. As soon as Castro made this remark I donated to his campaign.

  19. Searching Truth | September 13, 2019 at 1:20 PM | Reply

    If you watch the actual debate at 31:08, Biden did say buy in … twice.

  20. Anthony Sanchez | September 13, 2019 at 8:36 PM | Reply

    What a lie!! Biden did say you would have to buy in

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