Everyone agrees Public Health is important. We are not trying to insinuate that it shouldn’t be a priority. BUT IT IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR FISCAL IRRESPONSIBILITY, A LACK OF TRANSPARENCY OR COMMON SENSE.
The purpose of SB4 is to centralize public health creating a top-down approach to ensure “consistent & equitable” public health measures across the country. The intent to use coercion to centralize public health power was clear in the snippets from the Governor’s Public Health Commission meeting on June 30th meeting found here.
Legislators claim counties “maintain their authority” while ignoring a gaping loophole. Funding is tied to administrative rules set by the State Department of Health. However the law already requires that the funding be spent on the core public health services. The clause requiring counties to follow administrative rules is unnecessary.
Senator Tyler Johnson attended the July 24th 2023 Dekalb commissioners meeting and admitted this was a concern. Especially because administrative rules may be changed, historically, we have seen the health department act with a “heavy hand.”
He admits that he voted in opposition of the bill, but disappointingly, he encouraged the County Commissioners to accept the funding.
Why would he ask the commissioners to vote yes, when he was unwilling to? When asked, his only response was that these are taxpayer dollars and that we shouldn’t refuse them.
Supporters of opting in crowed about the need for more funding with emotional pleas related to the underinsured and homeless. While access to care is a significant issue. Primary care and disease management are not the role of public health. Aligning under-insured with appropriate programs and resources is the solution, not replicating Medicaid programs. Public health is not about disease management, it is PREVENTION. Wittingly or not, their testimonies were proposing an expansion of Medicaid through the public health system. This is a slippery slope towards socialized medicine and bigger government. At present the U.S. spends significantly more than other developed countries and yet has the worst health outcomes. Is it logical to believe that throwing money at this problem will improve the situation?
Commissioners should do the fiscally responsible thing, opt out.
Give the state legislature an opportunity to fix this mess and ensure a responsible, sustainable, and transparent plan is in place and FREE of financial strings. The additional requirement of following administrative rules could only be for one thing. CONTROL.
Accepting this funding with the current requirements will render counties helpless against future lockdowns pushed by the state, federal and even global organizations.
You have two action items:
Here is a copy of the testimony I gave at the Dekalb County Commissioner's meeting. Feel free to email, read or print copies and share with your commissioners.
I would also like to correct something I said at the commissioners meeting today. I spoke on the amount of funding the county would receive. My calculations were wrong. Though I was reading "match" my brain interpreted it as "co-pay."
The funding listed on the "opt-in amount" is the amount the county will receive from the state and is IN ADDITION to, not including, the county match. That means the calculations I made on the spot were INCREDIBLY wrong.
The actual figures make the offer of additional funds nearly impossible to decline.
County health departments may see nearly a double in funding the first year and more the following years. One thing was clear, the specifics are not well laid out, the counties do not know their opt-in match nor can they provide specifics on the new budget totals.
This does not change the risk to liberty that these funds include. In fact, this information may add an additional level of concern. Clearly there is incredible motivation to ensure consistent, sustainable, and equitable public health measures.
I cannot place a price on freedom or our constitution, however not all feel the same way. We are definitely fighting an uphill battle but that does not mean we quit. We must keep fighting, we must push through.
Even if your county has opted in, GATHER YOUR NEIGHBORS and go tell the commission to opt out before receiving any funds.
What you will find below:
SB4- Public Health Commission in your county
‘The Big Catch-up’ Vaccination campaign
VAERS Education Update
Next Legislative Season
SB4- Public Health Commission in your county.
Initial meetings have been had in most counties setting up the accounts to receive funding. This does not mean that the county has necessarily opted in, but that is sure to come by September.
As you can see by the photo above, about 1/3 of the Counties in Indiana have opted in.
What do we do about this?
We have already done so much, but there is still more work on the horizon. Be sure that you are staying up to date on the issue and talking with your county commissioners and county councilmen about concerns moving forward.
Download our last update and get your commissioners to acknowledge and agree to transparency and fiscal responsibility.
If we don't communicate with them about the dangers that come with this bill they will never know.
If, or WHEN, our concerns come to light we will be able to point back to these requests and force change. If constituents are unable to ensure sovereignty of the county, they may choose to replace those elected responsible for the implementation of these programs. If we don't speak up now, it will be more difficult to hold them accountable later!
** We are working on gathering more information. You can help by asking your county how much the county pays into the public health department. You are NOT looking for the Health Department's budget, but how much of the health department's budget comes directly from the county.
Fort Wayne SPELLERS Screening!
We have had a wonderful turn out to our previous 2 screenings of this riveting documentary about non-verbal individuals finding their voice through spelling.
We will have another Screening in Ft. Wayne tomorrow Sunday July 9th. Doors open at 2, screening at 2:30. If you haven't gotten your tickets do so now.
A special thanks to our monthly donors who make these events possible.
If you have missed these screenings and would like to help host one in your area please text us at 260-286-0988. We will pay the screening fee but are looking for FREE or low budget locations to host.
"The BIG CATCH-UP"
There has been quite a buzz about Chelsea Clinton talking about the WHO "BIG CATCH-UP." This program is supported by all the usual suspects including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is working to improve the slump in vaccinations caused by the pandemic.
Worse yet, "The BIG CATCH-UP" is only a part of Immunization Agenda 2030. We encourage you to visit the website and review it. Then compare to SB4...
What does this mean for us?
It means that vaccination pressure will continue to mount. With the additional funding coming into our counties via SB4 we may see an increase in school vaccine clinics.
We have already been getting emails about parents who are being told by schools that vaccinations are required for enrollment. The schools are NOT mentioning religious or medical exemptions and have a very threatening tone.
We must be educating our communities. Download the infographic below and share it in your community. We will also be adding it to our social media outlets but we are being heavily censored by big tech, your dissemination of this info is tremendously helpful.
We have been keeping our ear to the ground and it is looking like the state will be moving to accept additional funding for vaccinations during next legislative session. According to "Vaccinate Indiana" FY22 resulted in over $5 million in "Section 317 funds."
The group is already mobilizing activists to email legislators to ensure the funding is there.
Hoosiers we must also mobilize. We need to ensure our legislature, local school boards, & county health departments understand that we do not want vaccination clinics in our schools and we especially do not approve of hosting them during school hours.
Could you spare an hour a month to meet with or call your officials?
One of the reason H4ML has been so successful is because of YOUR willingness to participate.
If you are scared or unsure what to say, use this download to help you plan your visit. It was designed for communicating with legislators but you can modify it for your county elect, and health departments.
VAERS Project is still swinging strong educating healthcare professionals about VAERS for FREE. So many people are surprised when they find out this information is available at no cost. We do ask for donations to support the project. Our monthly donors have provided such an amazing gift by ensuring this important information can get in the hands of everyone, for FREE. We are committed to ensuring this remains the case.
For those wanting more information, Ashley has created comprehensive courses covering the topic of VAERS from a more holistic perspective through her company Wellness Through Awareness.
There are three different course tracks
Get $5 off the course by using promo code: H4ML
2024 Legislative Season
Legislative season will be upon us before we know it.
While we are still working on our complete plans for legislative action, we already know one of our priorities will be ensuring fiscal responsibility and transparency regarding what was passed in SB4 (now SEA4) in 2023.
If you would like to weigh in on what you feel our MEDICAL LIBERTY legislative priority should be click here and let us know!
Surprise... I added a hidden section.
We would like to have a comprehensive " Medical Liberty Bookshelf" with recommended reading. Could you help us out and submit your favorite books?
We are also considering adding a bigger merch shop... what would you like to see?
Would you be interested in a t-shirt design contest? Let us know in the comments.
The H4ML Team
Ashley Grogg RN-MSN sharing insights, tips, and updates on Medical Liberty throughout the Hoosier state.