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1 decade 1 year 2 months ago Friday, June 01 2007 Jun 1, 2007 Friday, June 01, 2007 8:16:16 PM CDT June 01, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Governor Blunt quietly signs legislation that started out expanding health insurance options and ended up legalizing midwifery. Under current Missouri law, midwifery is a felony when practiced by anyone other than certain nurses working with doctors. A provision that Senator Loudon slipped into the health insurance bill allows midwives certified by private groups to legally work in Missouri. After sending the bill to the governor, legislators worked to undo the language, or pass the insurance part separately, but those efforts failed. The underlying health insurance bill provides tax credits for people who purchase their own insurance and lets people keep their insurance policies when they switch jobs.

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