Mo. lt. gov. plans lawsuit over health care bill

Thursday, April 8, 2010 | 3:17 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder says he'll seek private funding for his own legal challenge to the new federal health care law.

Kinder said Wednesday that he will file the lawsuit later this month in a Missouri federal court in his official capacity. A spokesman says the suit will focus on issues dealing with seniors and the solvency of Medicare. He wouldn't provide additional details.

No fundraising goals have been set.

The Republican lieutenant governor plans his own lawsuit instead of joining one filed by more than a dozen states challenging the new federal health care law. That suit claims the U.S. government can't mandate that citizens have health insurance or force states to carry out the new law without reimbursing them for costs.


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Hank Chase April 8, 2010 | 3:44 p.m.

There should be some kind of limit on frivolous law suits, at least loser pays costs ....

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angie cane April 9, 2010 | 7:41 a.m.

Hmm... There must be an election coming up.

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