This week Missouri Governor Jay Nixon called on the Missouri House of Representatives to restore health care coverage for the blind.
Committee members recently made budget cuts to a program that provided health care for more than 2,000 blind Missourians.
Nixon says everyone should have access to quality health care.
He recently commented on the progress the city of Joplin has made to re-build health facilities.
"We continue to see in this region significant capital investments to rebuild and restore health care infrustructure that was so damaged by the tornado," Governor Jay Nixon (D) Missouri. "Clearly it's a significant part of the economy to down here."
Nixon's campaign website says nearly 700,000 Missourians, including 121,000 children do not have health care.