Shall the Missouri Statutes be amended to:
• Deny the government authority to penalize citizens for refusing to purchase private health insurance or infringe upon the right to offer or accept direct payment for lawful healthcare services?
• Modify laws regarding the liquidation of certain domestic insurance companies?
It is estimated this proposal will have no immediate costs or savings to state or local governmental entities. However, because of the uncertain interaction of the proposal with implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, future costs to state governmental entities are unknown.
It was a Yes Or No option. And it was one the people of Missouri voted to pass in a big way as this piece by Tony Messenger of the STLToday.com reported in "Prop C Passes Overwhelmingly":
Missouri voters on Tuesday 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.
"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. She credited a grass-roots campaign involving Tea Party and patriot groups with building support for the anti-Washington proposition.
With most of the vote counted, Proposition C was winning by a ratio of nearly 3 to 1. The measure, which seeks to exempt Missouri from the insurance mandate in the new health care law, includes a provision that would change how insurance companies that go out of business in Missouri liquidate their assets.
Uh, yeah - I'd say the people had spoken. Go here to read the rest.
Below, Peter Johnson, Jr. goes into more detail about what the overwhelming support of Proposition C can mean down the road, as well as why the MSM is so dismissive of this proposition:
Indeed, as Mr. Johnson says, this is reflecting the will of the people, reflecting what the people were telling their elected officials before they voted to pass this far-reaching, Big Pharma giveaway, gold coin taxing (not kidding - it's in there), IRS-increasing, exceedingly expensive to the tax payers, law that they didn't even bother to read first. Yep, I reckon they have made their voices clear now, don't you think?
You know, this has not been a good week for the Birthday Boy. First a federal judge in Virginia, U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson, rules that the lawsuit filed by Virginia's Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli II, against the Healthcare Law could proceed, and now this. I'd say this one will open some doors for the other 19 states which have filed similar suits.
And now Missouri has spoken out loud and clear. Check out what Lt. Gov. Kinder has to say (he has a great expression in there):
Well, I reckon those elected officials might be listening now. If not, the people will have another chance to make their voices heard come November.