Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder Vows to Fight Health Care Bill

From a story by Chad Livengood for the Springfield News-Leader--
Peter Kinder: "...I intend to join with officials from 13 other states to challenge the legality of this federal health care bill and any unconstitutional provision" it may contain, Kinder told reporters.

Kinder said the health care legislation's individual mandate that all Missourians carry health insurance is "an unprecedented encroachment on the sovereignty of our state in the form of millions of dollars in unfunded mandates."

"At no other time in history of our nation has a mandate forced citizens to purchase a product or face penalities, even imprisonment, for not doing so," Kinder said..."