New Jersey legislature considering health freedom amendment

The New Jersey legislature will consider a bill proposing an amendment to the state Constitution prohibiting State or federal law from compelling a person to obtain, provide, or participate in a health care coverage plan.

ACR42  is sponsored by Assemblywomen Alison Littell McHose (R), Assembleman Gary R. Chiusano (R), and Assemblyman John DiMaio (R). The Senate version (SCR23) is sponsored by Michael J. Doherty (R) and has six cosponsors.

ACR 42 proposes to amend Article I of the Constitution of the State of New Jersey by adding a new paragraph 23: “To preserve the freedom of the people of New Jersey to provide for their health care, no State or federal law or regulation shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person to obtain health care coverage, any employer to provide health care coverage to its employees, or any health care provider to participate in any health care coverage plan or program”