Kinder urges Missouri to Ignore Health Care Exchange Deadline

Missouri Lt Governor Peter Kinder urged Missouri lawmakers to send another message how opposed the state I’d to the new health care reform law.
Kinder’s salvo is prompted by a White House November 16 deadline to have state health exchanges in place by the end of the week.
“These exchanges will cost states between $10 million and $100 million per year, and will set up state officials to take the blame when Obamacare increases insurance premiums and denies care to the sick. There is no compelling reason for Missouri to implement this unpopular, expensive and intrusive federal power grab,” Kinder said in a statement.
Earlier this month, Missouri voted approved a measure banning the Governor from setting up a Missouri health exchange unless the legislature or voter permit it.
That is very unlikely with the super-majorities of Republican lawmakers in both chambers of the legislature.
Missourian have been stridently opposed to President Obama’s health care reforms almost from the start.

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2 Responses

  1. Mr. Kinder should seek help. Insurance exchanges do not have great annual cost. They are not part of mandates. They are not growth of government. They do not increase premiums. They do not kill jobs.
    What are exchanges? They are computer programs allowing individuals and small businesses to search the internet to find the cheapest rates for health coverage. What is so un-American about helping people save money so they can hire more employees? They do not have to buy the coverage.

    • So, what is the compelling reason to set up an exchange again? I must’ve missed it in your post.
      I think you need to go back and study the healthcare law in its entirety. You may be surprised by what you find.
      “What is so un-American about helping people save money so they can hire more employees?” Yep, that’s why businesses are laying off folks now prior to the implementation of the healthcare law, cuz it’ll make it cheaper for them to buy insurance? Doesn’t compute. Remove head from sand.

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