JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order establishing a task force on a potential Affordable Care Act waiver.

Parson signed the executive order Wednesday. The order creates a panel tasked with brainstorming ways to revamp Missouri's health insurance market. The recommendations would then be used to apply for a federal waiver from former President Barack Obama's health care law.

Parson's order comes after he vetoed a bill last week that would have created a similar taskforce.

Parson says he supported the effort but raised concerns with numerous deadlines outlined in the bill. The legislation included a December 2020 deadline for Missouri to apply for a waiver, though there were exceptions.

Parson's order sets a Jan. 31, 2020, time limit for the task force to complete waiver recommendations.

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