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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. J. RES. 116


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting Congress and the States from abridging the right of citizens to affordable, quality health care.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 28, 2017

Mr. McEachin (for himself, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Evans, Mr. Hastings, Ms. Clarke of New York, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Ms. Barragán, and Ms. Jayapal) submitted the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting Congress and the States from abridging the right of citizens to affordable, quality health care.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

article  —

section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to affordable, quality health care shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State.

section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”.