Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder Press Releases
March 27, 2012
Re: Media coverage of Supreme Court healthcare case
Today the Supreme Court will consider whether Congress has the power to require all Americans to purchase health insurance or pay a penalty.
This is the main constitutional question Justices will consider in their review of the nation's healthcare overhaul, and it's the core issue in the constitutional challenge Lt. Governor Peter Kinder filed in Missouri in 2010. If you would like to interview Lt. Governor Kinder as part of your coverage of this important case, please contact his office at:
director of communications
Lt. Governor’s Office
Lt. Governor Kinder has been at the forefront of efforts in the state to stop the individual mandate of the healthcare law, which forces all Missourians to purchase health insurance. His constitutional challenge, which garnered support from officials representing half the states, was argued last October in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
In August 2010, 71 percent of Missouri voters approved the Health Care Freedom Act. Despite Missourians' overwhelming support for overturning the individual mandate, our state's Democratic governor and attorney general have declined to join the many states challenging the law.
Please contact me if you would like to speak with Lt. Governor Kinder on this crucial case before the U.S. Supreme Court.