Opponents organizing against ballot measure defying federal health care
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 | 4:19 p.m. CDT;
updated 1:53 p.m. CDT, Monday, August 2, 2010
JEFFERSON CITY — Opponents are organizing against a Missouri ballot measure seeking to defy the new federal health insurance law.
The measure on the Aug. 3 ballot would prohibit laws requiring people to have insurance or penalizing them for paying their own health bills. It's intended to clash with a federal requirement for most Americans to have health insurance or face fines by 2014.
Supporters of Missouri's measure have been raising money for weeks and are running radio ads.
Opponents have been less centrally organized. But they plan a rally Thursday in Kansas City.
The Missouri Hospital Association also has mailed out materials suggesting passage of the measure could cost Missouri hospitals millions of dollars — resulting in higher costs for insured patients.
Like what you see here? Become a member.
Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.
You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.
Leave a comment
Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines
outlined below and register with our site.
You must be logged in to comment. (Our
full comment policy is here.)
- Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
- Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or
discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
- Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will
be published with every comment.
(Read why we ask for that here.)
- Don’t solicit or promote businesses.
We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see
something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.
You must be logged in to comment.