Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, says she will continue her fight against the National Health Care Plan by submitting her Proposition C as a constituational amendment in 2012:
With the result of last August’s vote in mind, the Senator says it’s time to go for the original goal. “I think legislators in Missouri saw how popular it was so my guess is, they would not be so reluctant to put it in the Constitution now.”
Cunningham plans to introduce almost the exact language of Proposition C, with one addition. She says she thought the language of the bill would protect insurance providers and carriers, making them separate from federal mandates. “Right now they have some dictates that they have no choice of whether or not they put in their plans. They put those mandates in and that raises premiums and we’re all required to pay those increased premiums.” She wants to add a separation for not only medical providers, individuals and businesses who buy health insurance but also carriers.
Apparently, our legislators will follow the same path in 2012 that they have followed for the past couple of years- submitting one bill after another dealing with national issues while doing nothing to take care of the economic problems facing this state.