Christie Vetoes Health Insurance Exchange

Chris Christie

In a swipe at President Obama’s signature health care legislation, Gov. of New Jersey vetoed on Thursday an online marketplace that the Legislature created to help residents and small businesses buy health insurance.


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The Affordable Care Act, the federal law passed in 2010, requires most Americans to have health insurance and mandates states to have health care benefits exchanges to help them buy it. With the Supreme Court debating whether the is constitutional, Mr. Christie said in his veto message that the exchange, approved in March, was “premature” and could impose “unnecessary obligations upon the state’s citizens.”

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Source: The New York Times