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US Election

One day after former Vice President Joe Biden won a TV ratings battle with President Donald Trump as the two held competing town halls with voters, the democratic presidential nominee focused his campaign in Michigan on healthcare.

Biden blamed Trump for the increase in COVID-19 cases, saying his failure to embrace and encourage use of masks could cost another 100,000 Americans to die in the coming months.

Just weeks ahead of the November 3 election, the vote has centered not only on the president's handling of the pandemic, but on healthcare. With many Americans relying on employer-based healthcare coverage, job losses often cause subsequent losses in insurance coverage.

Biden promoted his healthcare plan, which he says will build on the affordable care plan to give Americans what he calls a "Medicare-like public option" while increasing federal subsidies.