Dear Jay Nixon: Cover kids now

Some Missourians aren’t waiting around for Washington to fix health care — they’re telling Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon he can reform it now.

Kansas City’s Partnership for Children has been passing around a letter to the governor (here’s a PDF), arguing that he could cover an additional 90,000 kids by taking advantage of some of his special governor privileges. That way, he wouldn’t have to go to the legislature, which shot down many of his proposals this year. (After observing their behavior, we wouldn’t be surprised to learn that House Republicans qualified as children themselves.)

It’s wonky, but the letter lays out five specific things the governor or his administration could do.

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