Biden touts health care coverage in Minn. visit

By

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is visiting a Minneapolis coffee shop, where he met with a handful of women who got insurance under the federal health care law.

Biden flew into Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon. He is attending a Democratic Party fundraiser later in the evening at a local restaurant.

Biden stopped at Moose and Sadie's coffee shop. He sat down for a conversation with four women who have either signed up for coverage or helped others sign up.

Biden told the women that insurance coverage will bring greater peace of mind to Americans. He predicts earlier difficulties with signing up will give way to more successful experiences.

Biden says that early predictions of 7 million people signing up by the end of March may be more likely 5 or 6 million.

©2014 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.