The Committee for Health Care for Massachusetts sued state Secretary William Galvin in an effort to put a universal-healthcare amendment on the 2008 state ballot. To reach the ballot, the amendment needs approval from at least 50 lawmakers when they meet for the state Constitutional convention in January. But in six previous conventions, the Legislature hasnt voted on the matter. The committee asked the Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, to put the initiative on the ballot regardless of whether the Legislature votes on it. -- by Joseph Mantone
Mass. group pushes for universal care
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