New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie criticized the problem plagued rollout of the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare on CBS This Morning.
Christie said President Obama failed to keep his promise to the American people — that they could keep their health insurance plans when OabamCare launched. “People weren’t told the truth,” Christie said.
“You can remember, they were told that they would be able to keep their policies if they liked them,” Christie said. “Now, you hear hundreds of thousands of people across the country being told they couldn’t. So the White House needs to square that with what was told to the American people. And told to the Congress beforehand. And it doesn’t seem to square at the moment. But we’ll wait and see.”
Christie explained why he declined to set up an insurance exchange in his state.
“It wouldn’t have made any difference,” he said. “In fact, because you can see all the problems with this. What the federal government wanted us to do in the states was to take on this burden ourselves without telling us how much it would cost or what authority we would have to actually run our exchanges. That’s why myself and 33 other governors, both Republican and Democrat, said no to a state-run exchange.”
Watch the full CBS This Morning interview below.
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