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
Americans for Prosperity praises Gov. Chris Christie in New Jersey for his absolute veto 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.”