Governor Chris Christie vetoes a bill today that would form have created a health exchange in New Jersey.
“While I appreciate the Legislature’s attempt to find steady policy footing in these shifting legal sands, I am concerned that a hastily created exchange in New Jersey will impose unnecessary obligations upon the state’s citizens,” Christie said in his veto message. “I believe the better course of action … is to continue to monitor the ever-changing landscape surrounding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and to refrain from imposing its mandates upon our citizens until outstanding issues are settled.”
Will ObamaCare ever be implemented? And if so, what provisions will be implemented in which states? This is an open question that will not come close to being resolved until the Supreme Court makes its decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.
- Hat Tip: Cato @ Liberty.