“It wouldn’t have made any difference, in fact,” Christie said. “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, Republican and Democrat, said no to a state-run exchange,” he continued.

“The real problem is that people weren’t told the truth,” Christie added, pivoting to the White House. He said that the public was flatly told that they could keep their insurance plans if they liked them which is turning out not to be the case for millions.