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Senators still concerned over a federal healthcare exchange.

Date: September 27, 2011
By: Stacey Kafka
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
Although senators were aware that the governor wanted to implement federal health care into Missouri, one senator is concerned voter's rights are being ignored.
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Wrap: After a letter stating Governor Jay Nixon's endorsement of a health care grant surfaced, one republican senator thinks this debate is far from over. 

Republican Senator Jim Lembke says Nixon is avoiding the legislative process.


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Run Time:  00:08
Description: "We need to have debates about this issue and what Missouri does as far as health care in the state."


The governor's office refused to comment on the issue. 

From the state Capitol, I'm Stacey Kafka.

Intro: 
Federal health care implementation discussions are far from over in the mind of one Republican Senator.
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Wrap: Governor Jay Nixon endorsed a health care grant to begin implementing Obama's federal health care plan in Missouri. 

One senator is concerned that they are being worked around. 

Republican senator Jim Lembke says it's clear what the governor intends to do.

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Run Time:  00:06
Description: "We shouldn't circumvent the legislative process through executive order or rule to get there."


The governor's office refused to comment on the issue. 

From the state capitol, I'm Stacey Kafka.

Intro: 
After a letter surfaces showing the governor's endorsement of a federal health care grant, one senator says this debate is far from over.
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OutCue: SOC

Wrap: The letter from June provides Governor Jay NIxon's official endorsement for a grant to establish Obama's federal health care plan in Missouri. 

Although Republican senator Jim Lembke knew Nixon wanted to implement the federal health care plan into the state, he was unaware of this endorsement.

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Run Time:  00:08
Description: "The governor has sought out this money, he wants to see us establishing the exchange, and he's ignoring the will of 71% of the voters in Missouri."


The governor's office would not comment on the issue.

From the state Capitol, I'm Stacey Kafka.


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