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Greenwald: Health Exchange Veto Just Latest Example of Christie Putting Political Ambition Over NJ Families

Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement Thursday upon news of Governor Christie vetoing legislation to begin implementing health insurance exchanges in New Jersey:

“It’s disappointing to see the Governor side with Tea Party Republicans instead of the 1.3 million uninsured New Jerseyans. It’s clear from his actions that he is more focused on winning praise from national Republican pundits than protecting New Jersey families’ access to health care.

“This legislation was a needed component of reforms to bring affordable, quality health care to all New Jersey families–helping the middle-class and working families who need it most. The Governor’s veto shows a callous disregard for New Jerseyans who are struggling to afford the health care they and their families need.”