TRENTON, NJ - Legislation championed by Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti to make sure that patients don’t lose their health insurance based on any pre-existing health conditions was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy on Thursday.

The legislation as initially proposed in response to what Assemblywoman Valerie Vanieri Huttle (D-Bergen) called threats against the federal Affordable Care Act, which also eliminated restrictions on insurers refusing coverage on pre-existing conditions.

“When the ACA was passed, state law was never changed to include the mandate for coverage of pre-existing conditions,” Chiaravalloti said. “This important update sends a clear message that we in New Jersey believe health care is not a privilege, but a right.”

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