New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie today vetoed a bill to set up a state-run health insurance exchange for implementing the Affordable Care Act. It was the second time that the governor has vetoed a bill that would have required the state to establish an online marketplace for uninsured New Jersey residents to find health insurance. The federal government will now control creation of the New Jersey exchange.
Assistant Professor Christina Ho is a graduate of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as well as Harvard Law School. A member of the White House Domestic Policy Council during the Clinton Administration, she later led Senator Hillary Clinton’s health policy legislative staff where she had primary responsibility developing the policies discussed in the Senator’s 2004 New York Times Magazine article “Now Can We Talk About Health Care?”
Professor Ho can be contacted to discuss the likely ramifications of Gov. Christie’s veto at 301-908-4392 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org.