(CNN) - Sen. Barack Obama and former Sen. John Edwards clashed the issue of healthcare reform when answering a question from a 36-year old woman named Kim who is battling breast cancer and is uninsured.
Obama said his healthcare plan offers universal coverage but disagreed with Edwards on whether the government should mandate coverage.
"John and I have a disagreement," Obama said. "John thinks that the only way we get universal coverage is to mandate coverage. I think that the problem is not that people are tryng to avoid getting healthcare coverage."
CNN's Anderson Cooper asked Edwards whether Obama's healthcare plan provides universal coverage.
"No, because the only way is to mandate that everyone be covered," Edwards responded.
– CNN Associate Producer Natalie Apsell