Missouri's governor presented to state lawmakers Wednesday his recommendations for the 1996 legislative session. Phill Brooks reports from Jefferson City on one item that was NOT included in the governor's list:
Noticably absent from the governor's agenda -- for the second year in a row -- is that sweeping health insurance regulation package he had tried to get passed two years ago.
Carnahan says the opposition is just too strong:
While the governor's staying out of the health-care regualtion fight, it still will be an issue in this year's legislative session.
Once again, St. Louis City Senator John Scott has proposed a bill that would impose much tougher state regulation over health maintenance organizations.