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9:59 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Lawsuit Challenging Missouri Ballot Measure Dropped

Jefferson City, MO – The people who challenged a Missouri ballot measure on health care have decided not to appeal a judge's decision dismissing their lawsuit. Attorney Chip Gentry says his clients don't plan to take the case to the Missouri Supreme Court.

Last week a circuit court judge rejected a lawsuit seeking to strike the proposal from the Aug. 3rd ballot. The lawsuit claimed legislators violated the state constitution in the way they drafted the measure.

The Missouri proposal would bar governments from requiring people to have health insurance or from penalizing people for paying their own health bills. It would conflict with a requirement of a new federal law requiring health insurance.

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