Text of proposed
HEALTH CARE CHOICE AMENDMENT
ARTICLE 28 (or alternate number to be assigned by Congress)
It is the right of citizens to make their own health care choices independent of
local, State, or Federal government interference.
To secure the rights of citizens it is prohibited for the government to lay any
tax on the people, or to extract revenue from the people through any other
method, for the purpose of purchasing or paying for any health care product or
health care service.
This Article is enforceable within the United States which shall include the
Several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the territories and possessions
of the United States.
Any elected government official who intentionally obstructs and/or prevents the
enforcement of the provisions of this Article will have committed an impeachable
offense and will be subject to criminal prosecution and upon conviction serve up
to five years in prison. Any non elected government official, or an individual
who has been appointed to a government position, who intentionally obstructs
and/or prevents the enforcement of the provisions of this Article will have
committed a criminal offense and upon conviction serve up to five years in
prison. Non government individuals or principals of any private entity who
intentionally obstructs and/or prevents the enforcement of this Article will
have committed a criminal offense and upon conviction serve up to five years in
prison. The United States Department of Justice shall be charged with the
responsibility for prosecuting violators of the provisions of this Article.
Individual States shall have authority to prosecute violators under State laws
in the absence of Department of Justice prosecution.
This Article shall be immediately part of the United States Constitution upon
ratification by three quarters of the State Legislatures in the several States
and shall supersede and take precedence over all prior regulations, statutory
law and case law relating to Health Care policy in the United States.
Controlling the Single Issue Federal Convention
Article V Analysis
From the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution
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