For Gov. Chris Christie, the clock is now ticking.
The Supreme Court’s long-anticipated ruling on the nation’s sweeping health care overhaul landed on the desk of every governor in the country Thursday — and with it, a deadline.
Gov. Christie says he would meet any deadlines imposed on the state, but says the Supreme Court decision is “a screwy opinion,” and promises to veto, for the second time, a bill creating New Jersey’s health insurance exchange. NJPP senior policy analyst Raymond Castro notes that it may be politically difficult for the governor to, in one breath, condemn the ruling, keeping with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s position, while at the same time accept billions of dollars in Medicaid reimbursements and money for subsidies and tax credits.
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