The campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, recently unveiled two major policy proposals that Biden would enact as president, as reported by The Hill.
The plans concern Medicare and the issue of student loan debt. In the former, Biden said that as president, he would lower the age of eligibility for Medicare to 60. In the latter, he says he would cancel all student loan debt for low- and middle-class students of public universities, as well as historically black colleges and minority-focused institutions.
The announcement signals a further shift to the left by the former vice president, who previously promoted himself as a “moderate,” in order to appeal to the disaffected supporters of socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who dropped out of the presidential race earlier this week. His withdrawal left Biden unopposed for the nomination, but also led to many supporters expressing anger at Biden becoming the nominee, with many vowing to not vote for him in the general election against President Donald Trump.