Horizon bill passes Senate and Assembly; Call Gov. Murphy to Veto Now
Despite our collective efforts, the Horizon bill passed both the Senate and Assembly on Thursday and is now headed to the Governor’s office for a signature. Although amendments were made to improve the bill, many of our concerns have still not been addressed.
We are calling on the Governor to conditionally veto this bill until important changes are made to fully protect Horizon’s public assets, increase the role of the Attorney General, and ensure the funds going to the state from Horizon’s reserves are dedicated to healthcare in NJ.
Call Governor Murphy to demand that he conditionally veto the Horizon bill. (609) 292‑6000
What to say:
“Hi, my name is ___ and I’m a constituent from (your town/city). I am calling on Governor Murphy to issue a conditional veto for A5119/S3218, which allows Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield to reorganize.
Horizon should not be allowed to use public assets to fund a for-profit expansion and avoid a charitable trust payment. Horizon’s $7 billion in public assets should be protected and dedicated to benefit community health.
The conditional veto must fully protect Horizon’s public assets and ensure the funds going to the state from Horizon’s reserves are dedicated to the healthcare of New Jersey.
Thank you for taking my call.”