NJ passes laws to preserve ‘Obamacare’ amid court fight

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a handful of measures aimed preserving the Affordable Care Act. Murphy signed the bills Thursday. Among them are measures to preserve a ban on excluding coverage for pre-existing conditions and a bill that lets dependents remain on their parents’ plans until they’re 26. The federal legislation, sometimes called Obamacare, is the subject of a court fight. The new state laws are aimed at ensuring protections in the Affordable Care Act survive any adverse court action.