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Missouri House Speaker Wants Action From Attorney General

Missouri House Speaker TIm Jones and Christian County State Rep Lynn Morris Photo: Image by KTTS News

Missouri House Speaker Wants Action From Attorney General

By Mike Morgan. CREATED Mar 28, 2013

Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones wants the attorney general to appeal a judge's ruling that keeps employers from deciding what's included in group health care coverage.

The law that was overturned includes a moral objection to birth control. He says this is another example where the federal government has gone to far. Jones also thinks the judge used the wrong criteria when deciding this case, the federal mandate was not part of the original Affordable Care Act.

Attorney General Chris Koster has 30 days to file an appeal to a higher court. Jones thinks this and other cases like it will eventually come before the US