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August 4, 2010

Missouri is the FIRST STATE TO OPT OUT OF MANDATORY HEALTH CARE!:

Missouri voters on Tuesday
overwhelmingly rejected a federal mandate to purchase health
insurance, rebuking President Barack Obama’s administration and
giving Republicans their first political victory in a national
campaign to overturn the controversial health care law passed by
Congress in March.

With most of the vote counted, Proposition C was winning by a
ratio of nearly 3 to 1. The measure, which seeks to exempt Missouri
from the insurance mandate in the new health care law, includes a
provision that would change how insurance companies that go out of
business in Missouri liquidate their assets.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Cunningham said at a
campaign gathering at a private home in Town and Country. “Citizens
wanted their voices to be heard.”

Missouri was the first of four states to seek to opt out of the
insurance purchase mandate portion of the health care law that had
been pushed by Obama. And while many legal scholars question
whether the vote will be binding, the overwhelming approval gives
the national GOP momentum as Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma hold
similar votes during midterm elections in November.

Kudos Missouri!

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