(CNN) - Republican Rudy Giuliani raised the issue of a national catastrophic fund during Thursday's presidential debate, a proposal that does not enjoy major support nationwide, but is very popular among the Florida voters the former New York City mayor is targeting.
Giuliani specifically pointed out John McCain is against such a fund - he's said FEMA is already in place to bear such costs - and pressed Mitt Romney on where he stood on the issue.
Romney said he supports "some kind of national catastrophic effort" to ensure people can afford insurance, though he seemed to indicate he was not in favor of national solution (like Giuliani supports).
"I am not in favor of saying the people in Iowa should have to subsidize the people in Massachusetts or the people in Florida, that doesn't make a lot of sense,” he said. “But to have the states in high risk areas come together and say, "How do we organize an effort on a national basis that actually deals with the different states and the different risks they face?"
- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney