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Senator says Missouri Health Insurance Pool is running around the legislative process

Date: September 15, 2011
By: Alex Goldman
State Capitol Bureau

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Missouri senators rush to a meeting to stop a vote that would approve a 21 million dollar fund to set up "Obamacare" in Missouri.
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Wrap: At issue, Tuesday morning, was the decision to give an agency, the Missouri Healthcare Insurance Pool, 21 million dollars in a grant to install the "Obamacare" health package in Missouri without the Senate even knowing.

Senator Jim Lembke of St. Louis was stunned to hear that there was any motion toward a vote on passing a healthcare plan today. Lembke says there was a clear attempt to go over the heads of state senators.

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Description: "It certaintly looks to me like this is an in run around the legislative process."

Lembke rushed over to the Missouri Healthcare Insurance Pool meeting along side senators Jane Cunningham of St. Louis  and Rob Schaaf of St. Joseph, to stop a vote from taking place.

Despite the fact that no vote took place Tuesday afternoon, Lembke says this is not over and the senators will have to keep a close eye on the healthcare board.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Alex Goldman.

 


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