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PR: Victory over ObamaCare! AFP Applauds Gov. Christie for Vetoing Health Care Exchange Act

May 10, 2012

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For Immediate Release – May 10, 2012

Victory over ObamaCare! AFP Applauds Gov. Christie for Vetoing Health Care Exchange Act

AFP’s Grassroots Efforts Critical in Dealing Government Takeover of Health Care a Major Setback in NJ

BOGOTA, NJ – Americans for Prosperity, the state’s leading free-market, grassroots organization, is praising Gov. Chris Christie for his absolute veto today of the “New Jersey Health Benefit Exchange Act”, a central pillar of establishing the federal takeover in the Garden State.

AFP state director Steve Lonegan has issued the following statement in reaction to the governor’s absolute veto.

“Today, after a determined and relentless grassroots effort on the part of Americans for Prosperity, the unpopular and unconstitutional federal takeover of our health care was dealt another blow with the wise decision of Gov. Christie to veto the ‘New Jersey Health Benefit Exchange Act’.

“This bill aimed at setting up ObamaCare’s costly and bureaucratic health care exchange in New Jersey would have limited choice for consumers, driven up costs, made our state less competitive and levied massive new taxes on every New Jerseyan.

“On behalf of the many thousands of Americans for Prosperity citizen activists and millions more opponents of this unprecedented federal assault on our liberties, I applaud Gov. Christie for using his veto pen today to thwart the federal takeover of our health care in New Jersey.

“And in the days ahead, regardless of how the Supreme Court decides the ObamaCare’s fate, Americans for Prosperity looks forward to the governor continuing to stand up against this federal overreach and protecting the health care freedom of every New Jerseyan.”


Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens to support restraining state and federal government growth and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP is more than 2 million activists strong, with activists in all 50 states. AFP has 34 state chapters and affiliates. More than 85,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial contribution to AFP or AFP Foundation. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org
Americans for Prosperity does not support or oppose candidates for public office.
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