Day: December 8, 2019
Now should be their time in life to grab the reins, but when it comes to the 2020 presidential field, Generation X candidates are becoming an endangered species. The big picture: All the frontrunners in the still-crowded Democratic field are either Millennials (Pete Buttigieg, 37), Baby Boomers (Elizabeth Warren, 70), or products of the Silent Generation (Joe Biden, 77, and Bernie Sanders, 78).
Health insurance through an employer — the way most Americans get it — costs an annual average of almost $23,000 to cover a family. That’s enough to buy a new Volkswagen every year. The big picture: While those costs keep rising, Americans’ life expectancy is falling.
Former Vice President Joe Biden told “Axios on HBO” in Iowa that he has shaped the 2020 race, faulting the media and his rivals for thinking Democratic voters are more liberal than the reality. “You guys got it all wrong about what happened,” Biden said in an interview airing Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET on HBO. “It’s just bad judgment.