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Health care, ACA front and center in VP debate

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This combination of pictures created on October 7, 2020 shows Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee and Sen. Kamala Harris of California during the vice presidential debate in Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah on October 7, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

"President Trump and I have a plan to improve health care and protect preexisting conditions for every American," Vice President Mike Pence said. But he did not offer any further details. Eric Baradat, Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

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Elections 2020

Pence, Harris spar over the future of the ACA in VP debate

by David Brancaccio , Nancy Marshall-Genzer and Alex Schroeder Oct 8, 2020
Harris said the Trump administration would take away Obamacare's protections for people with preexisting conditions.
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Despite the pandemic, some jobs in health care have declined

by Andy Uhler Oct 8, 2020
And with the rise in the use of telemedicine, some job losses, specifically in administrative services, may be permanent.
Elections 2020

Political parties, outside groups pour resources into preelection legal fights

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