Friday Jan 13, 2017 · 2:46 PM EST
Health care costs for Biden's son's cancer were so expensive that even the vice president couldn't afford it.
In the debate over health care costs, we often use the average Joe as an example for how necessary laws like the Affordable Care Act are. But in this case, it’s another Joe—the Vice President of the United States of America—who shows us just how ridiculously expensive and inaccessible health care can be.
In an interview this week, Biden talks about his love for his friend Obama. But this isn’t just a story about friendship. The VP shows us just how badly we need to keep the ACA when he shares how Obama supported him while his son was dying of cancer.
Holy hell. If the second most powerful man in the country would have to sell their home to afford cancer treatment, imagine what most Americans would have to do. It’s sad how even having the option to sell his home is considered a privilege here that millions will never have.