Vitale’s heathcare bill clears senate

The Senate passes 23-17 a bill authored by state Sen. Joe Vitale (D-Woodbridge) that would allow 39,000 uninsured parents to enroll in FamilyCare, a low cost health care management plan.

The bill would dedicate $24.6 million from the general fund and give it to FamilyCare. 

In his floor speech on the full budget later in the debate, Vitale acknowledges that the governor would veto his bill.

 

 

Vitale’s heathcare bill clears senate