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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Thursday, March 3, 2005

Constitutional Amendment Introduced by Stark, Jackson

From Modern Healthcare's "Daily Dose": "Reps. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) and Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) proposed a constitutional amendment to establish healthcare as a basic right: 'All persons shall enjoy the right to healthcare of equal high quality.' . . . Twenty-seven other House members co-sponsored the amendment legislation, Stark said in a news release."

Rep. Jackson's news release indicates he "introduced legislation to transform what he called 'seven human rights and one rational right into constitutional amendments: [the] right sto vote, to a public education and health care of equal high quality, to affordable housing, to a clean, safe and sustainable environment, to employment, and equal rights for women."


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