This story originally appeared on SmartAsset.
Health care was already one of the most high-profile and contentious political issues in America, but since the COVID-19 pandemic began it has become even more of a pressing topic.
Donald Trump tried and failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) in the first year of his presidency, but he has mostly abandoned health care as an area of potential reform — especially since the Republicans lost the House of Representatives in 2018.
Democratic challenger Joe Biden, though, has a series of health care proposals that he hopes to enact if he wins in November. Unlike some of the more progressive candidates he warded off in the Democratic primary race, he does not believe in tearing down the system and building a new single-payer system from scratch.
Instead, he has a series of proposals he believes will incrementally improve the system and expand access to health care for Americans. Following is a closer look at his plans.