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Missouri's Anti-Obamacare Law Temporarily Blocked By Federal Judge


According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the Missouri law would have subjected navigators to additional licensing tests, doubled training time requirements and imposed fines of up to $1,000 for non-compliance.

One of the lawyers challenging the law told the news outlet that the ruling could spell trouble for other states that have imposed burdensome requirements on the navigators operating in their borders. Florida and Texas are some of the other states that have adopted additional rules for navigators, and they also defaulted to the federal website.

“On this the court is clear: federally funded navigators must be able to exercise the duties they are funded to do under federal law,” the attorney, Jane Perkins, said.

The full opinion, issued Thursday, is below.

Missouri Obamacare Navigators Order