Count Chris Christie Among Governors Rejecting Obamacare

D.C. may have its hands full building those exchanges


Obamacare still isn't sinking in. Chris Christie, New Jersey's Republican governor, has now vetoed legislation—for the second time this year—that would have allowed his state to enact the law's key element: a state-run health insurance exchange. Christie complained that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hasn't told New Jersey enough about the cost of setting up an exchange, which is basically an online marketplace enabling people to shop for coverage the same way they do for books on Amazon. "Until the federal government gives us all the necessary information, any other action than this would be fiscally irresponsible," he said in a statement. "Thus far, we lack such critical information from the federal government."