New OK Bill Would Move To Restore Vaccine Choice, Facing Predictable Opposition
A new vaccine bill has passed through committee in the Oklahoma House and, for a change, it’s a positive development. The bill, which still has to go through the general House and the Senate would be a major step in the right direction in terms of parental and patient choice in regards to vaccines.
Under House Bill 3444, a patient or a patient’s family cannot be penalized by an insurance company or medical doctor if they do not follow a vaccine schedule.
“This bill basically helps preserve the freedom of parents to make a decision in regards to their health care,” said Rep. Tom Gann, R-Inola.
But, predictably, other members of the Oklahoma Congress aren’t quite so lucid as Representative Gann. For instance, Senator Ervin Yen, stated that “As a physician, as a scientist, if I don’t keep trying to increase vaccination in Oklahoma, in my opinion, it’s malpractice.”
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Judging from Yen’s statement which demonstrates a stunning lack of understanding of what malpractice is, science, and the concept of individual rights as well as the role of doctors in society (i.e. not authoritarian dictators), it would be wise for Yen to stop practicing medicine and resign from the Oklahoma Senate before he is able to do serious damage to the people of that state.
Regardless, the bill is eligible for a vote this week.
It states that an insurance company may not:
1. Require a physician participating in a managed care plan to issue an immunization or vaccination protocol for an immunization or vaccination to be administered to an enrollee in the plan
2. Limit an enrollee’s benefits for immunizations or vaccinations to circumstances in which an immunization or vaccination protocol is issued
3. Provide a financial incentive to a physician to issue an immunization or vaccination protocol; or
4. Impose a financial or other penalty on a physician who refused to issue an immunization or vaccination protocol.
You can read the bill here
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies,Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria,and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 1,000 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.