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Hundreds of Missourians protest President Obama's health care law

Date: March 27, 2012
By: Natalia Allen
State Capitol Bureau

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While the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments over President Obama's Affordable Care Act, hundreds of Missourians protested at the state Capitol
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Wrap: The protesters and Republican lawmakers at the rally said the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. 

During the rally, St. Louis County Republican Senator Jane Cunningham made reference to the new Senate district map that pushes her out of the district.

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Description: "I can say good bye to Missouri I am leaving you a gift with the Cunningham Amendment in the Missouri Constitution.  Thank you for all your help."
 
Cunningham is one of several Republican lawmakers who have proposed legislation to prohibit the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
 
Cunningham's bill seeks to prohibit any law from requiring individuals to purchase health insurance.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Natalia Allen.

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Protesters of the Affordable Care Act rallied down the street from the state Capitol.
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Wrap: Republicans House Speaker Steven Tilley and House Majority Floor Leader Tim Jones spoke in opposition to the act at the rally.

Several Republican lawmakers have sponsored bills that seeks to prevent the Affordable Care Act from being implemented in Missouri.

However, Democratic Senator Kiki Curls says there could be problems with this legislation.

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Description: "If they are trying to supersede federal law then those I mean those would be bills that would be deemed unconstitutional at some point."

This comes as the U.S Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments over the Affordable Care Act.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Natalia Allen


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