Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder Press Releases
July 9, 2012
Lt. Gov. Kinder to discuss lawsuit challenging health exchanges ballot language
JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder on Tuesday (July 10) will file a lawsuit in Cole County Circuit Court challenging Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's language describing a ballot measure on whether to establish healthcare exchanges in Missouri as part of the federal healthcare law. At several stops around the state, Lt. Governor Kinder will discuss the lawsuit – joined by state lawmakers who support its filing.
WHEN: 8:15 a.m.
WHERE: Cape Girardeau Regional Airport Terminal Building
860 Rush H. Limbaugh Jr. Memorial Drive
WHEN: 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Northstar Battery Co.
1320 N. Alliance, Springfield
WHEN: 12:15 p.m.
WHERE: Granny Shaffer’s Restaurant
2728 N. Range Line Road, Joplin
WHEN: 2:15 p.m.
WHERE: Executive Conference Room, Jefferson City Airport
500 Airport Road, Jefferson City
WHEN: 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Room 116, Wainwright Building
111 N. 7th St., St. Louis
BACKGROUND: This year, Missouri legislators passed a ballot measure for the November election that would, among other things, bar Missouri officials from taking steps to create a health insurance exchange without approval from voters or the Legislature. This week, Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan approved a summary for the measure that misleads voters. Carnahan's summary states: "Shall Missouri law be amended to deny individuals, families, and small businesses the ability to access affordable health care plans through a state-based health benefit exchange unless authorized by statute, initiative or referendum or through an exchange operated by the federal government as required by the federal the health care act?" Lt. Governor Kinder on Tuesday filed a legal challenge to the ballot language.