WHAT IS HB938?
HB938 repairs our broken medical exemption process. It returns power to our doctors without coercion and erroneous oversight of government bureaucrats at the state health department.
No other state in the nation's medical exemption process looks like Mississippi's. The MSDH has behaved recklessly with the lives of our children, denying our doctor's requests following vaccine injury (via phone rather than in writing so there is no paper trail) while they lie, telling our legislators they accept all requests.
We are able to provide any legislator who is interested with proof that this is indeed what is happening. The people of MS desperately need lawmakers to pass 938 without amendments so that our doctors may practice medicine without the thumb of the MSDH in their backs.
This would only bring us in line with the rest of the nation. As things are now, we do NOT have a medical exemption, but rather...a political one.
Mississippians across the state continually reach out for help in securing a medical exemption they desperately need and deserve for their injured or vaccine susceptible children. Many others have fled our state.
There is NOTHING controversial about giving Doctors the right to practice medicine as they see fit. EVERY OTHER STATE, all of which are healthier than MS, has exercised this very thing for decades. It is time, Mississippi. Let's make this happen!
What HB938 WILL do:
• Enforce the current MS law which says any duly licensed physician can write a medical exemption for a child.
• Repair and enforce Mississippi's broken medical exemption process by restoring the authority of physicians to issue a letter of medical exemption to the schools on behalf of a vaccine vulnerable child, without coercion, erroneous oversight, and interference of government bureaucrats at the State Department of Health who have NEVER EXAMINED THE CHILD.
• Prevent agenda-driven government bureaucrats from putting particularly vulnerable children at risk by requiring those children to be vaccinated against their physician's best advice, as is the current and habitual practice of the MSDH.
• Bring MS's unreasonably restrictive medical exemption laws more closely in line to that of 49 other healthier states. Almost all other states not only allow religious and/or personal belief exemptions, but they also allow out-of-state physicians, and nurse practitioners, to write medical exemptions to schools, without bureaucratic intervention. These laws in other states have been in place for decades and they work well.
• Require a physician to examine the child before writing a letter of exemption. (Why is it that some are ok with a bureaucrat who has NEVER SEEN A CHILD denying a medical exemption, yet are freaking out over a physician who HAS examined the child granting one?)
• Create a more family friendly Mississippi for those who are living here and moving here from other states. Many educated and professional, tax paying families are leaving Mississippi. Others won't move here due to our overbearing vaccine law.
• Give MS children access to true medical exemptions, rather than MS's current “political exemption” which requires legislators get involved to exhort MSDH to honor physician's letters of exemption for medical reasons.
• Save money by eliminating bureaucratic rubber stamping of physician's requests for exemption. If MSDH is granting all requests as they say, taxpayers don't need the added expense of including them in the process.
• Be GOOD for MS children who are currently discriminated against and prevented from attending school in Mississippi, while they, in fact, would be permitted in any school outside of Mississippi.
What HB938 will NOT do:
• Not allow parents to claim religious or personal belief waivers to the vaccine schedule.
• Not result in massive numbers of children that have no vaccines. Currently, the exemption rate nationwide, including religious and personal belief exemptions, is 1.7%, which is the lowest in history for the most vaccines given in history.
• Not create an environment where children in schools will be “exposed” by sitting next to a partially vaccinated or unvaccinated, vaccine-vulnerable child. Common sense tells us that missing a shot does not equal infection. Exposure simply cannot occur in the absence of infection.