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Biden Declares We Should Look at Imprisoning Heads of Big Businesses That Charge Too Much

Former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden suggested Wednesday that some insurance executives should be jailed for their role in the opioid crisis.

Biden’s remarks came during Wednesday’s Democratic debate, as he was talking about his health care plan.

“I have the only plan that limits the ability of insurance companies to charge unreasonable prices, flat out, number one,” Biden said.

“Number two,” he added, “we should put some of these insurance executives who totally oppose my plan in jail for the nine billion opioids they sell out there.”

Biden wasn’t done.

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“They are misrepresenting to the American people what need to be done,” he said.

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Many people on Twitter weren’t impressed.

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Biden made similar comments last month during the first round of Democratic debates.

“We can deal with the insurance companies by, number one, putting insurance executives in jail for the misleading advertising, what they’re doing on opioids, what they’re doing — paying doctors to prescribe,” he said, according to The Atlantic.

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Joe Setyon is a deputy managing editor for The Western Journal who has spent his entire professional career in editing and reporting. He previously worked in Washington, D.C., as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine.
Joe Setyon is deputy managing editor for The Western Journal with several years of copy editing and reporting experience. He graduated with a degree in communication studies from Grove City College, where he served as managing editor of the student-run newspaper. Joe previously worked as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine, a libertarian publication in Washington, D.C., where he covered politics and wrote about government waste and abuse.
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