Cole County circuit judge to hear Missouri health care lawsuit

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 | 6:57 a.m. CDT; updated 11:59 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 28, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri judge is preparing to weigh arguments on the wording of a health care proposal on the state's November ballot.

Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and several top GOP lawmakers claim in a lawsuit that the ballot language written by Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan is misleading.

Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green was scheduled to hear arguments in the case Tuesday in Jefferson City.

The proposal would bar Missouri officials from creating a health insurance exchange without approval from voters or the General Assembly. It also would prohibit state agencies from taking federal money to prepare for the online insurance marketplace.

Missouri's Republican-led legislature approved the measure earlier this year in response to the federal health care overhaul and referred it to a statewide vote.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

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.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.