KCUR News
5:01 pm
Wed March 24, 2010

Kinder Seeks To Join Health Care Lawsuit

Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder has announced his intent to join attorneys general in several other states in their suit challenging the federal health care law signed yesterday by President Obama. The lawsuit contends that the federal government cannot require people to have health insurance.

The Republican Lt. Governor told reporters he decided not to wait on Missouri's Democratic Attorney General to file suit.

"I wrote a letter to Attorney General Koster asking him to conduct a thorough legal review of this legislation to determine what provisions might violate the constitution of the United States or the state of Missouri."

Kinder accuses Chris Koster, along with Governor Jay Nixon and U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, of ignoring both him and the people of Missouri. A spokesperson for the Attorney General's office says Koster is monitoring the situation.