In Debate Biden Lost on Substance, Style and More

President Joe Biden’s clumsy, halting performance at the first presidential debate was nothing short of disastrous. But the substance of his remarks, especially on healthcare, is just as worrying.

Take his defense of the Inflation Reduction Act’s price controls on insulin for Medicare Part D enrollees. As the president put it, “We brought down the price of prescription drugs, which is a major issue for many people, to $15 for — for an insulin shot, as opposed to $400.”

To begin with, the price cap he’s referring to is set at $35, not $15 — a mistake the president himself corrected later in the debate.

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