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Biden To Boost ACA In Lancaster Visit

Former Vice President Joe Biden will be returning to the Keystone State for the fourth time in June. 

On June 25, Biden will be traveling to Lancaster to meet with families who have “benefited from the Affordable Care Act” and tout his plans on providing “quality, affordable health care available to every American,” according to a release from his campaign. 

“Vice President Biden will highlight the need to protect and build on the ACA as the Trump Administration files a brief with the Supreme Court in favor of invalidating the landmark law in its entirety,” a release from Biden’s campaign said on Wednesday morning. “In the middle of a pandemic, Trump is trying to take away health insurance coverage from 23 million Americans as well as critical protections for people with pre-existing conditions.”

President Donald Trump has said that he plans to protect patients with pre-existing conditions, although his administration supports a lawsuit to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which provides those protections.  

PoliticsPA is seeking comment from the RNC and Trump campaign. 

This is now the fourth consecutive week in which Biden will be delivering an address in Pennsylvania. 

Biden spoke on June 17 in Delaware County about his plans for reopening the economy in response to the coronavirus pandemic. On June 11, he laid out his “8-Point Plan” to safely reopen the economy during a visit to West Philadelphia, and on June 2, he delivered an address at Philadelphia City Hall, where he criticized President Donald Trump over the president’s response to the nationwide protests after the killing of George Floyd

This visit will be Biden’s first trip to the state this month that isn’t in Philadelphia or a neighboring suburb and the first trip of the month where the focus of the visit will be about building upon the Affordable Care Act. 

While traditional campaigning has been limited due to COVID-19, the Trump administration has also made an effort to visit the state in recent months. 

Vice President Mike Pence met with community and faith leaders in western Pennsylvania on June 12 for the “Great American Comeback Tour,” which is aimed at “promoting policies that will drive America’s economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Trump’s most recent appearance in the state was when he spoke for 30 minutes at a medical equipment distribution center in the Lehigh Valley in mid-May.

The most recent polling show a tight race between the former VP and Trump in the Keystone State, although Biden currently has a narrow edge. 

The Real Clear Politics average shows Biden besting Trump by 5.6 points in Pennsylvania.

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