Missouri House Passed Resolution Encouraging Koster to Join Lawsuit
Yesterday, with a vote of 115-46, the Missouri House passed a resolution encouraging Missouri to join the multistate lawsuit in Frorida. This lawsuit challenges the federal health care law and encourages Congress to repeal it.
Encouraging Attorney General Chris Koster to join the lawsuit is a topic that we’ve been tracking closely at the Show-Me Institute. Executive Director Brenda Talent released an open letter to the attorney general on Thursday. I discussed the topic in an editorial that published in the Springfield News-Leader, on the Mike Ferguson show on the Eagle 93.9 FM in Columbia, and in some posts on the blog. The Show-Me Institute also released an “urgent call for action” via email last week.
With the passage of Proposition C, Missouri voters were the first to oppose this attempt by the federal government to take control over health care, and they deserve to have an attorney general that listens to them. The precedent that Missourians set by approving Proposition C could be continued if Koster joins the lawsuit. The fact that the Missouri House has passed a resolution is another signal that Missourians oppose the health care law.
Other states have recently jumped on board, including Wisconsin, Ohio, Wyoming, and Kansas. There’s no compelling reason why Missouri should not be on the list.