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92_HC0007 LRB9208370DHmb 1 HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 3 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 4 NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE 5 SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that there shall be submitted to 6 the electors of the State for adoption or rejection at the 7 general election next occurring at least 6 months after the 8 adoption of this resolution a proposition to add Section 25 9 of Article I of the Illinois Constitution as follows: 10 ARTICLE I 11 BILL OF RIGHTS 12 (ILCON Art. I, Sec. 25 new) 13 SECTION 25. UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE COVERAGE 14 Health care is an essential safeguard of human life and 15 dignity, and there is an obligation for the State of 16 Illinois to ensure that every person is able to realize this 17 fundamental right. On or before May 31, 2004, the General 18 Assembly by law shall enact a plan for universal health care 19 coverage that permits everyone in Illinois to obtain decent 20 health care on a regular basis. 21 SCHEDULE 22 This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon approval 23 by the electors of this State.
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