Missourians Vote to Nullify ObamaCare
"Missouri voters on Tuesday [August 3] overwhelmingly rejected a federal mandate to purchase health insurance, rebuking President Barack Obama's administration and giving Republicans their first political victory in a national campaign to overturn the controversial health care law passed by Congress in March," reported the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The measure, known as Proposition C, was approved by 71 percent of those voting in the August 3 primary, with 29 percent voting against it.
The proposition asked whether state law should be amended to "deny the government authority to penalize citizens for refusing to purchase private insurance or infringe upon the right to offer or accept direct payment for lawful health care services." It also included "a provision that would change how insurance companies that go out of business in Missouri liquidate their assets," said the Post-Dispatch.
The paper continued: "'The citizens of the Show-Me State don't want Washington involved in their health care decisions,' said Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, one of the sponsors of the legislation that put Proposition C on the August ballot. …