PR: Is ChristieCare Coming to New Jersey?
BOGOTA, NJ – Americans for Prosperity, the state’s leading grassroots voice for free-market policy, demands nothing less than an absolute veto of the “New Jersey Health Benefit Exchange Act” from Gov. Chris Christie. Governor Christie’s veto is the only roadblock to Obamacare coming to New Jersey.
“First, we had RomneyCare. Next, we had ObamaCare. If the governor does not veto the health care exchange bill on his desk we might as well call it ChristieCare in New Jersey,” said AFP state director Steve Lonegan.
“Obviously, if the governor does not veto this legislation, which is a central pillar of the government takeover of our health care, then the governor would be sending a strong signal to the people of New Jersey and across the country that he favors a government-run system.
“The governor can no longer duck and dodge this issue. The jig is up. It’s time to let the people of New Jersey know if he stands with Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi or with the millions of Americans who value their constitutional rights and their health care freedom.”
As per the state constitution, the governor must act within 45 days of a bill passing the Legislature. The “New Jersey Health Benefit Exchange Act” passed both chambers in mid-March leaving Gov. Christie only until Thursday, May 10, to act on the bill. A failure to do so would result in the bill becoming law.
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