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Most of financing for Kinder health care lawsuit from one source

Friday, November 4, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has received most of his funding for a lawsuit challenging the federal health care law from a single source.

Figures released Thursday by Kinder's office show he had raised nearly $207,000 for the lawsuit by the end of last year, $200,000 of which came from Revere America.

Revere America is an advocacy group founded by former New York Gov. George Pataki that supports the repeal of President Barack Obama's health care law.

Kinder's lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of a federal mandate that most people have health insurance or face tax penalties beginning in 2014. The lawsuit was dismissed by a trial judge. But a federal appeals court panel heard arguments on the dismissal two weeks ago.

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Who was the trial judge that dismissed it? He needs to be replaced.

-- Posted by johnlaw484c on Thu, Nov 3, 2011, at 7:19 PM

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