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Missouri’s Republican gubernatorial candidate’s healthcare plan scrutinized

Kansas City Star, September 8, 2008

Missouri's Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof unveiled his healthcare plan amid predictions that it would help nearly all 729,000 uninsured Missourians acquire health coverage at modest cost. The plan contrasted sharply with the proposal floated by Democrat Jay Nixon, which focuses on expanding coverage for the very poor and universal coverage for Missouri children. But as details of Hulshof's plan emerge, questions have arisen about the plan's funding, its practicality, and whether it really addresses the problem.