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Sat Jun 30, 2012, 02:44 PM

Unhealthy GOP leadership in Kansas, Missouri

Republican officeholders in Missouri and Kansas are vowing to stall progress on the Affordable Care Act, despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upholds its constitutionality. Their intransigence will shortchange citizens and economies.

Both states are far behind on creating insurance exchanges.

In Kansas, Gov. Sam Brownback foolishly gave back $32 million in federal money aimed at starting a computer infrastructure.

Missouri has also passed up start-up money, and lawmakers actually authorized a statewide vote in November to prohibit the governor from moving forward on an exchange without legislative approval.

Unless leaders in both states quickly come to their senses, they’re likely to have the “dreaded” federal government design exchanges for them.


Read more here: http://voices.kansascity.com/entries/unhealthy-gop-leadership-kansas-missouri/#storylink=cpy

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proud2BlibKansan Jun 2012 OP
xmas74 Jul 2012 #1
lastlib Jul 2012 #2
xmas74 Jul 2012 #3

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Sun Jul 1, 2012, 12:01 AM

1. At least in Missouri

Nixon should fight the GOP. He can be a bit of a DINO at times but on this he'll probably fight.

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Sun Jul 1, 2012, 05:46 PM

2. It would be an uphill fight for him...

...given the virulent stupidity of our GOPpers....(and much of the electorate who voted for them)

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Response to lastlib (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 08:45 PM

3. Oh, I know.

At least Koster plans on fighting to keep it in place.

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