Sen. Claire McCaskill says she’s “embarrassed and angry” about the rollout of a key part of the new federal health care law. But the Missouri Democrat believes people will eventually come to like it.
“Its going to be like Travelocity or Expedia for health insurance,” says Dr. Nathan Moore, Resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has a message for the thousands of Missourians looking for health insurance: Don’t get it through an online marketplace that launches next week.
The federal health care law requires almost everyone to own health insurance or pay a small fine. The requirement take effect in January.
The study by the Society of Actuaries says Missouri’s projected cost increase would be the eighth highest among states.
Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature dealt a triple defeat Wednesday to a Medicaid expansion plan as Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.