Senator Robert Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean) issued the following statement on the pocket veto of legislation (S3299) establishing a hospital community payment plan.
Sen. Robert Singer remains committed to finding a solution ensuring the financial protection of non-profit hospitals while providing some compensation to municipalities. (SenateNJ.com)
“I remain committed to finding a solution that ensures for the financial protection of non-profit hospitals while providing some compensation to municipalities for the services they provide,” said Singer. “I look forward to working together with the Governor’s Office, the departments of treasury and taxation, as well as representatives from the hospitals and municipalities to reach a fair solution that eliminates the need for costly litigation. In the wake of the tax ruling against Morristown Medical Center, we need to diligently work together to find a uniform and equitable way forward that works for both hospitals and municipalities.”