"We'll restore these Medicaid cuts, which were wrong," Jay Nixon said, opening his statement on his health care plan. The second step is making sure children's health needs are covered. The third step "is to make sure we get competition out there. Folks aren't even sure any more what they are buying."
Nixon said a web page would be created where consumers can compare "apples to apples."
Kenny Hulshof began his statement stressing health savings accounts, and then continued saying there "would be a framework for competition" and that people with pre-existing conditions would be covered. Hulshof abandoned his plan to attack Nixon's saying Nixon's plan would cost too much.
In his rebuttal, Nixon said Hulshof's plan would cost more, and that Hulshof had voted along with the insurance industry against the needs of Missourians.