The Health Care Amendment
Despite the highest health care
spending in the nation, Massachusetts has over 700,000 residents without
insurance who are often unable to get the care they need and suffer needlessly
as a result. This proposed Constitutional Amendment would require the
Legislature and Governor to enact laws that make sure every Massachusetts
resident has access to affordable, comprehensive and equitably financed
health insurance coverage.
the language of the Amendment
Read the language of the Amendment and why specific wording was chosen.
is the thinking behind this plan?
Read about the rationale for amending the state constitution to ensure
universal health care coverage in Massachusetts.
call vote from the Constitutional Convention - July 14, 2004
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from the ConCon.
This Amendment is modeled after our
state's commitment to public education
Read about the original language written by John Adams that began public
education for Massachusetts in 1779.
SHEET - How does this Amendment become law?
Read about how the voters in Massachusetts can amend their state constitution.
Read answers to the most frequently asked questions.
and letters of support from opinion leaders
Read letters from those who have endorsed this Constitutional Amendment
View a listing of organizations which have endorsed this Constitutional
View a listing of individuals
who have endorsed this Constitutional Amendment Campaign.