Late last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed the legislation that would establish a state-run health insurance exchange, claiming that the federal government didn’t provide the information he needed in order to ensure that the way his state complies with the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is financially sound.
Despite this, Governor Christie insists that he hasn’t actually eliminated any of the available options for said compliance.
In a press conference about the veto, Christie said, “New Jersey and all other states still await substantial federal guidance on the functioning of all three types of exchanges. To be sure, the decision of whether to move forward with a state-based exchange can only be fully understood when competitively compared to the overall value of the other options.” (more…)
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