Coronavirus stimulus, health care, immigration debated in final presidential debate

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (NewsNation Now) — In their final appearance on stage together before Election Day, President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee discussed “American Families.”

The topic began with discussions about the future of health care in America, given the debate over the Affordable Care Act.

Moderator Kristen Welker referenced Thursday morning’s vote on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, noting healthcare is at the center of her confirmation fight.

They also discussed the stimulus negotiations happening in Washington and the minimum wage in America.

In the topic of American families, Welker asked about immigration, border security and reuniting kids with families at the border.

Watch this section of the debate in the player above.

This is one of six topics planned for Thursday’s debate, including Fighting COVID-19, American Families, Race in America, Climate Change, National Security and Leadership.

The debate features six 15-minute segments with two-minutes of uninterrupted opening statements. During the two-minute period, NBC News White House correspondent Welker will mute the microphone of the candidate who is not supposed to speak.

The open discussion portion, which counts for the other 11 minutes of each segment, will not feature a mic-muting option, though the commission noted that “time taken up during any interruptions will be returned to the other candidate.”

The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced the rule changes Monday in an effort to combat frequent interruptions seen in the first debate. In a statement, the commission said it “had determined that it is appropriate to adopt measures intended to promote adherence to agreed-upon rules and inappropriate to make changes to those rules.”

NewsNation provided unedited sections of the debate all night, so you can see what both sides said.

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