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McCaskill visits Missouri Capitol to talk health care

Thursday, April 1, 2010 | 12:00 p.m. CDT

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.

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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.

 


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