No surprise. The voters of Missouri -- actually, mostly voters who came to the polls for Republican primaries -- have voted against the provision of the new health reform law that mandates that people buy insurance. This has little, if any, meaning since the law is federal, although if this were held to be a valid position for states, the whole law would tumble. Still, I think the battle over this law will be in the courts, not in the ballot boxes.
But I am frustrated. How do we educate people about all the good this law is already doing, and will continue to do in the years to come? I absolutely believe that if people understood it, they would be for it. Jennifer