Skip to comments.NJ rejects state-based health exchange
Posted on 12/06/2012 7:15:49 PM PST by SMGFan
Neew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) declined to set up a state-based insurance exchange under the healthcare law Thursday the same day he met with President Obama on Hurricane Sandy aid.
The move will be welcomed by conservatives who blamed Christie for praising Obama's response to the storm. Sandy hit just before the election and distracted national media coverage from Obama's campaign against Mitt Romney, who lost. In a statement, Christie said New Jersey would default to a federally run exchange because the Obama administration did not provide enough information on alternatives. He also said an exchange would be "extraordinarily costly" for the state in spite of massive federal grants to build it. "We will comply with the Affordable Care Act, but only in the most efficient and cost effective way for New Jersey taxpayers," Christie said in a statement.
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It’d be more accurate to say that the NJ governor rejected the health exchange because the state of NJ, through its elected legislature, has passed it twice now.