Cole County Judge Hears Arguments Over Ballot Language of Affordable Health Care
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Cole County Judge Hears Arguments Over Ballot Language of Affordable Health Care

Date: August 28, 2012
By: Stacey Kafka
State Capitol Bureau


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A Cole County Judge is currently deciding the fate of affordable health insurance in Missouri.
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Wrap: Republican legislative leaders filed the lawsuit against the Democratic Secretary of State's ballot language for a measure to prevent the Democratic administration from implementing a portion of the federal health care law.

The Republican's attorney, Jay Kanzler charged the Democratic official's language was misleading.  

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Description: "It's clear that the Secretary of State does not like the proposed law. That's clear in the summary statement.

The Secretary of State's attorney defended the ballot language and said it should stay.

If Missourians pass the ballot initiative in November, the administration will be blocked from implementing a state-run program to implement the federal law providing a consumer-friendly source for picking health insurance plans.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Stacey Kafka.

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A Cole County Judge is currently deciding if ballot language over affordable health insurance is fair.
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Wrap: Republican legislative leaders filed the lawsuit against the Democratic Secretary of State's ballot language for a measure to prevent the Democratic administration from implementing a portion of the federal health care mandate. 

The Republican's attorney says the wording of the ballot summary is misleading.

Jeremiah Morgan represented the Secretary of State. He defended the language.

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Description: "It says denied the ability to set up a state based health insurance exchange. They want it to be more specific and make clear.

If Missourians pass this measure in November, the administration will be blocked from implementing a state-run exchange to provide affordable health insurance options.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Stacey Kafka.


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