Missouri to Washington DC: We Want the Freedom to Choose

ST. LOUIS -- As 5 p.m. approached and the heat settled in at a steamy 99 degrees, the once-steady flow of voters tricked off to a near-standstill. On the Missouri ballot this hot August day—among the standard, statewide primaries—is Proposition C (Prop C). Also known as Missouri Health Care Freedom, the amendment takes to task key aspects of President Obama's trillion-dollar plan, signed into law in March.

Among the sporadic, late-afternoon voters were a college student, a family with one small girl, and an older woman. Provisions within the federal Patient Protection and Affordability Act of 2010 (PPACA) could possibly affect each of these individuals' ability to afford and secure sufficient health insurance. That is...(click here to read more)

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