On Tuesday, August 28, a judge threw out Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan’s summary of a health care ballot measure. The judge felt like the original summary was leading and did not accurately portray the true meaning of the ballot measure.
Here is the original wording: “Shall Missouri law be amended to deny individuals, families, and small businesses the ability to access affordable health care plans through a state-based health benefit exchange unless authorized by statute, initiative or referendum or through an exchange operated by the federal government as required by the federal health care act?”
The new ballot summary will now say: “Shall Missouri Law be amended to prohibit the Governor, or any state agency, from establishing or operating state-based health insurance exchanges unless authorized by a vote of the people or by the legislature?”
After reading both I don’t know what either one means but I am smart enough to understand that each is saying something different!