N.J. Gov. Christie Undecided on Health Insurance Bill

April 30, 2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he wants the state to spend as little as possible implementing new federal health insurance requirements until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether President Barack Obama’s plan is constitutional.

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie

Speaking in Springfield last Thursday, Christie said he hasn’t decided whether to sign, veto or conditionally veto the New Jersey Health Benefit Exchange Act. The bill creates an online market for residents to buy federally subsidized health plans in 2014, when federal health care reforms require most Americans to get coverage. Christie has until May 10 to act.

The Supreme Court decision is due in June.

Assemblyman Herb Conaway Jr., a physician who chairs the Assembly health committee, has urged Christie to sign the bill on behalf of the state’s 1.3 million uninsured residents.

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  • April 30, 2012 at 5:40 pm
    Seer says:
    I assume that you are for the various governments cutting their budgets so that the cost of living in NJ can come down. All of that taxpayer money is going somewhere...
  • April 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    D says:
    It's nice that you were able to poll the entire 1.3 million medically uninsured of NJ. Sure!. The residential neighborhoods of NJ are just packed with people living in nice... read more
  • April 30, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    Pat says:
    reality bites - Before we spend any taxpayer dollars on the 1.3 million uninsured, we need to be sure we understand why they are uninsured. The truly needy are likely covered... read more
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