… a group of Republican senators … made it clear to their colleagues that they would filibuster any attempt to help Missouri’s growing numbers of working poor obtain health insurance.
“This is done. It’s not happening. Go find something else to do,” said Mr. Lamping.
Here’s what is really happening:
Like the little boy in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller “Sixth Sense,” Mr. Lamping and his friends see dead people.
They see the 700 or so Missourians who, statistically speaking, will die next year if Missouri continues to be one of the states unwilling to expand its Medicaid system. …"
— From the Editorial Board at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch