JEFFERSON CITY — Sen. Claire McCaskill says she came to the Missouri Capitol to clear up a few things about the federal health care law.
McCaskill spoke to reporters Thursday after meeting with Democratic state lawmakers.
She says she is frustrated by incorrect information some legislators are citing about how the new law will affect Missourians.
State Republican lawmakers have proposed joining a multistate lawsuit against the law, and many legislators have argued that the health care law is a violation of state sovereignty.
McCaskill said the law defers to state's rights because the state can craft how Missourians are affected through state-based purchasing pools called exchanges that will open in 2014. The state also can ban abortion coverage for those in the exchanges.