Skip to comments.MO Governor Nixon Issues Executive Order to Establish Obamacare Exchanges–Update: Nixon Backs Down?
Posted on 09/15/2011 12:04:44 PM PDT by Nachum
Weve just learned that the Missouri Health Insurance Pool has just voted on behalf of the state to accept $21 million dollars from the federal government to establish an health exchange here in Missouri. They are designating John Huff as the director.
Didnt Missourians vote overwhelmingly against Obamacare in 2008 with theirProp C vote? Just like President Obama does all the time, Nixon is taking the executive order route completely bypassing the legislature.
Original story here. In 2010, Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved Prop C, which negated key parts of ObamaCare. Ordinarily, only a legislature can appropriate funds, even if the funds are from the federal government. Stay tuned.
UPDATE: Informed by sources on the ground that state Senator Jane Cunningham, legislative sponsor of Prop C, and others interrupted the meeting where this action was taking place. The MHIP has temporarily backed downfor now.
Looks like the Legislature’s veto session quit too soon.
Good for her and all who acted to stop this.
I swear obama derangement syndrone is affecting many dems. How stupid was the Gov? did he forget Prop C passed?
The MHIP has temporarily backed downfor now.
Seems like that is all these people understand...take away their taxpayer nipple.
Take the money, split it up, give Bambi his kickback for 2012 and when it all goes to hell, blame Bush.
Seems to be the trend in the Obama administration.
Don’t you know by now that insignificant things like laws no longer apply to Democrats?
IS your powder dry? These clowns don’t seem to understand anything else.
Too bad we can’t recall state-wide officers in Missouri.
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