JEFFERSON CITY – State Senator Brad Lager, a candidate for Lt. Governor, announced today that he has sent a letter to Governor Nixon, calling upon him to convene a special session of the Missouri General Assembly, so that Missouri can formally opt-out of the mandates and expansions of Obamacare.
Senator Lager also sent a letter to Speaker Tilley and to President Pro
Tem Mayer calling on them to convene a special session, in the event
Nixon fails to call a special session, so that the legislature can take
the action necessary to opt-out of the mandates and expansions of
Lager said, “On August 3, 2010, 71 percent of Missouri voters supported
Proposition C and rejected increased government control of healthcare.
The people of Missouri did not need the Supreme Court to tell them that
our President’s healthcare plan was nothing more than the largest
job-killing tax increase in our history—we already knew it.
“The only way we can pay for Missouri’s share of the President’s plan is
to enact the largest job-killing tax increase ever in Missouri’s
history. Missourians have spoken; we would rather have jobs for our
families, friends and neighbors than another broken-down government
“Politically motivated lawsuits and high-priced lawyers are not going to
solve the problems in our state. What we really need is for our
state’s elected officials to get to work and lead. It is time for
Missouri to notify Washington that we are opting out of Obamacare.”
Brad Lager is a small business owner and job creator. In 2010, Lager was re-elected to represent the 12th
Senatorial District in the Missouri General Assembly. Brad and his
wife Stephanie reside near Savannah with their two children Addison and
Andrew. Lager is also a proud graduate of Northwest Missouri State