Koster: Health Overhaul has Uncertain Legal Status

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says the federal health care law’s legal fate is still uncertain.

Koster’s statement comes in response to three Republican officials who asked him whether he thought the law could be enforced in Missouri.

Two federal judges upheld the health care overhaul. A third struck down the insurance requirement, and a fourth ruled the entire law is unconstitutional. Appeals courts will consider those rulings.

Koster says Missouri risks possible sanctions by not complying with the law while waiting for a definitive ruling. Koster says lawmakers and the governor will have to weigh the risks of possible sanctions against costs for complying with the law.

The GOP officials who requested the legal analysis criticized Koster’s response for not being sufficiently specific.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press

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