Health care will once again be a big topic of discussion when the legislature returns to Jefferson City in January, but that discussion could be shaped in large part by how health care legislation plays out in Washington.
State lawmakers are closely watching the developments in the health care debate in Washington. House Majority Floor Leader Steven Tilley (R-Perryville) says what Washington decides will have a big impact on what Jefferson City considers.
“With regards to health care, we need to get our hands around what they’re wanting to do at the federal level and then, hopefully, we can do something to dovetail it from here,” Tilley says. [Read more…]