One thing is certain with the Missouri GOP, when they are wrong they own it. It turns out all the bluster about Governor Jay Nixon establishing a state health care exchange by executive order is dead wrong. Here's the excerpt from a report by Jason Hancock of the Post Dispatch:
Several Republican senators, who had announced during their meeting that the governor was issuing an executive order creating a state-run health insurance exchange, rushed out to stop it.
But no executive order was actually issued.
Until today, most Missouri Republicans probably thought a "fiat" was just a fancy, elitist foreign sports car, but that didn't stop them all from incorrectly using the term to describe a decision before a board about accepting a grant. (By the way, in a unanimous vote, the Missouri House of Representatives approved creating an exchange earlier this year).
Peter Kinder is leading the charge by issuing an inaccurate and highly political statment from his official office. He also praised fellow fabricators State Senators Jim Lembke, Jane Cunningham and Rob Schaaf. A stately group determined to point out the injustice inherent in the system, and that injustice is the possibility of an exchange making it easier to get health insurance. These are the people who rule us.