N.J. senators to try again on insurance exchange

    New Jersey lawmakers are trying again to pass a health insurance exchange that’s required by a 2010 federal health care overhaul.

    A state Senate committee is scheduled to discuss the matter today. The exchanges are intended to give uninsured people a way to buy private health insurance.

    Gov. Chris Christie has been reticent to support the measure. He vetoed a health insurance exchange bill in May, saying he wanted to wait to see if the U.S. Supreme Court found the law, often referred to as “Obamacare,” to be constitutional.

     

    The court eventually upheld most of the law.

    In July, Christie said he wanted to consider all the state’s options, including letting the federal government set up New Jersey’s exchange. 

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.