TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie said in his conditional veto of a bill requiring health insurance be carried by community college students that it does not go far enough.
“I recommend expanding this bill to repeal the health insurance requirement for all full-time students enrolled at any institution of higher education,” he said in his CV message.”
The Senate concurred with the recommendations later in the day.
Regarding the bill, S2291, Christie said that “While health care insurance is a sensible precaution for many students, the decision to purchase insurance should be a choice, not a requirement.
“Eliminating the directive that students obtain and maintain health care coverage as a prerequisite to attending a college or university in our State will ease the financial impact of obtaining a higher education.”