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Missouri Democrats join court battle over health care overhaul
Their filing argues that various provisions of the law "impair family autonomy regarding health care choices, coerce individual decision-making, fund abortions and make health care less affordable for families."
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In Dire Health
We would have a much better and more affordable health-care system if the reimbursement of medical expenses through public or private insurance plans was replaced by tax-supported universal access to comprehensive care, without bills for specific …
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Health reform tax credits going unused
Local small businesses may be missing out on federal tax credits now available under the 2010 federal health reform act. A panel of experts on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — the group included the regional director of the US …
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Bill would add Missouri to pact against health-care reform
JEFFERSON CITY – A Republican-backed bill is mustering yet another effort to exempt Missouri from President Barack Obama’s federal health-care reforms.  The House Rules Committee voted Monday to pass a bill to the House floor that would  add Missouri to the multi-state Health Care Compact , which is pushing for state regulation of health care. Regulating health care is too complex for the …
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John Amato: Bill O’Reilly Compares ‘The Koran’ to ‘Mein Kampf’, Tries to Deny It and Immediately Re-Compares it Again
Bill O’Reilly tried to pull one of his patented tricks again. The one when he says he didn’t do something, but he did it, only it doesn’t count because he did it. Tricky, right?
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Health Care Reform Bill Will Increase Medicare Benefits, Yet 70% Of Seniors Surveyed Think The Law Reduces Them
A survey of 460 seniors 65 and older revealed that 70%[i] believe the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will reduce their Medicare benefits, despite the fact that the bill does not cut Medicare benefits and instead adds some, including a yearly free checkup and other free preventive care services. The survey was conducted from December 10-17, 2010 by Extend Health, Inc., which …
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Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder on his lawsuit against the administrations health-care law.

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The Battle Over Health-Care Reform

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri Helping Businesses Navigate Health Care Changes with Online Tools
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ — In an effort to help minimize confusion regarding implementation of health care reform provisions among business owners, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri has created two new tools to help business navigate the changes in health care, a grandfathering tool and a tax calculator tool. Both tools are available at www.anthem.com …

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Missouri US Senate candidates Blunt, Carnahan clash over lobbyists, spending, health care
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Democrat Robin Carnahan says the Republican running against her for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat is doing the bidding of lobbyists. Roy Blunt says Carnahan is twisting the truth.

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Three states may follow Missouri and reject ‘Obamacare’

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Challenging Health Care Reform at the Ballot Box

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MMIC Expands Insurance Services to Kansas and Missouri
MINNEAPOLIS—-MMIC Group, the Upper Midwest’s leading provider of medical professional liability insurance, recently announced its entry into the Kansas/Missouri marketplace.

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Virginia Attorney General, Governor talk health reform mandate; Missouri vote still reverberating
NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday interviewed Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli about the state’s challenge to the federal government’s health law requiring people to purchase health insurance. Cuccinelli said a judge that refused to throw out his case “did not say it’s unconstitutional. But he did say that this legislation goes farther than anything that has been held constitutional under the …

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Missouri voters reject health reform law’s ‘individual mandate’ to buy insurance
“Missouri law now contains a direct challenge to the federal health care law passed earlier this year. Primary voters approved Proposition C by a wide margin Tuesday. … The measure is intended to invalidate in Missouri a key element of the federal health care law passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama in March. That law requires individuals to purchase health insurance …

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Missouri voters participated last week in what, pols and pundits informed us, was a referendum on health care reform.

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Voters oppose health care mandates, not health care reform

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