New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday became the second governor in the nation to veto legislation that is a key part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law.

The bill would have established an online marketplace for the middle-class to buy federally subsidized health plans starting in 2014, when federal reforms require most Americans to get coverage.

The Republican governor says he’s concerned the exchange would impose “unnecessary obligations” on taxpayers at a time when the U.S. Supreme Court is reviewing the law.

Democratic Assemblyman Herb Conaway, who is also a doctor, says the governor has put “national political pressures” ahead of the needs of the state’s 1.3 million uninsured residents and others who are underinsured.

New Mexico’s governor was the first to veto such a measure.

Also On Black America Web:

One thought on “NJ Gov Vetoes Obama-Related Health Exchange Bill

Add Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

×