Yes - but what message , senator?
McCaskill said she understood what Missouri voters had been trying to say about the healthcare reform law for which she had voted in the Senate. But the centrist senator downplayed the vote as a result of heavy Republican primary turnout and a lack of education about the effects of the law.
"I certainly noticed the vote on Prop C, the healthcare law, and: message received," she said Wednesday in a conference call with state reporters.
"I think there has been ... a lot of noise about the mandate that people have gotten so focused on that they don't realize that there's going to be more access and affordability and more choices," she said.
The Missouri proposition looks to exempt the state from two key aspects of the health reform law: the mandate that individuals buy insurance and the mandate that businesses provide health insurance to employees or otherwise face a penalty.
If the Democrats are going to continue the lie that Obamacare makes insurance more affordable, and that burdening the system with 14 million new patients will improve the quality of care, the citizens will ask how they arrived at those pie in the sky conclusions - right before they throw them out into the street.