Legislative

State of Missouri Capitol building in Jefferson City, Missouri photo taken by K.Trimble

Our Commitment

IHCM is committed to working with the Missouri State Legislature to create laws that:

1 – – Empower individual Missouri citizens to make their own free choice regarding health matters without coercion.
2 – – Protect practitioners’ rights to practice.
3 – – Protect parental rights and rights to self-determination with regard to all aspects of personal and family health.
4 – – Protect religious freedom.

IHCM is also committed to working with all public and private entities in local communities to:

1 – – Promote reliable information on current and proposed laws of the State of Missouri and how these impact personal freedom and free choice.

2 – – Enable greater access to reliable health services and health information about vaccines, masks, immunity, parental rights, children’s health, pharmaceuticals and medicines, medical and religious exemptions and scientific findings among other important related issues.

Current Action Alerts &
Legislative Updates

IHCM Action Alerts

Updated May 2, 2022

Each week, during Missouri’s legislative session (January through May), Informed Health Choice Missouri posts a downloadable graphic explaining the bills we are actively promoting. As you can see below, this update includes action steps that anyone can do to help IHCM pass the critical bills that protect our health freedom. These easy steps can be done at home, 24/7 with simply an email address and/or a phone.

Check back to ihcm.info for the latest updates. For an interactive .pdf of this week’s alerts, scroll down past the image below and click the download button.


IHCM Legislative Update

May 4, 2022

As the legislative session draws to a close, IHCM is still working hard to pass legislation that would preserve our health freedom in Missouri. Unfortunately, however, we are up against considerable opposition from the health lobbyists and the legislators who listen to corporations and the healthcare establishment over individuals.

To follow are the latest on two of the most important bills we have been following this year.

HB 2009
Legislative Oversight Over School Vaccines Requirements | Parental Rights

HB 2009 (Rep. Suzie Pollock) is the most popular bill in the House this year. We have been supporting it since it was filed December 2021.

Over 800 Missourians submitted witness forms in committee in support of this bill. 45 Missouri Representatives have co-sponsored it, which means they added their names to a list of representatives who officially support it.

However, Dean Plocher, the House Majority Floor Leader, who basically holds all the power in the Missouri House of Representatives, won’t let the bill get to the floor. Even when House members had a chance to vote on the language in HB 2009 as an amendment earlier in April, another House member with the support of the floor leader, submitted an amendment that gutted the first amendment, which was actually the text of HB 2009. In effect, he made the language of 2009 null and void except for an exemption form that is nearly the same as what we have now.

Because of the behind-the-scenes dealing of the House Majority Floor Leader, our efforts getting HB 2009 passed have been severely limited. As a result of Plocher’s actions, it’s likely that not enough time is left in this year’s legislative session to get this bill through both houses. Dean Plocher knows that, which is why he has blocked this and other important health freedom bills, while letting other less-important bills through.

We have not given up on HB 2009. Please continue to check back for action alerts on how we can get the provisions in this critical bill into statute to protect parents, children, and medical professionals who want to do what’s best for their patients.

Here is a brief executive summary on why the right to refuse vaccines for our children is so critical to our health freedom.

The information we have on adverse events comes from a system created by the federal government to track vaccine reactions, including death.

VAERS is the most commonly known system to the public, but there are almost a dozen others. Unfortunately, according to both a Harvard study and an MGB study, fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are actually reported in the VAERS systems. https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/vaccines/emergency-use-authorization-vaccines-explained https://greatmountainpublishing.com/2021/04/05/new-study-confirms-the-vaers-system-is-only-reporting-approximately-1-of-anaphylaxis-from-covid-19-vaccines/

To learn more about the tactics used to block HB 2009, read here:
https://aflds.org/news/post/meet-dean-plocher-state-rep-blocking-legislation-against-vaccine-mandates/?fbclid=IwAR035mW1-OCztyQnGwZTjX9E-Z_N05gW9BxDDVz94LLi7GN0bTaMADnqz-0

And thank you for continuing to support our efforts, even when we are up against the most powerful lobby in the nation, the healthcare industry. We know that, with God’s help, we can do anything. Thank you for ACTING so quickly we we asked for your help. YOU are the reason this bill has moved as far as it has this session. Thank you!! And please continue to check here and on our social media groups for action alerts and the latest updates.

Every message from constituents count and we are so thankful for every person who has taken time to write and call legislators! Thank you!! We couldn’t do this without you!!
— IHCM Legislative Team

HB 1692 – Employer Liability

We did have a victory this week! On Monday, April 25, HB 1692 (Rep. Mitch Boggs) passed the Missouri House of Representatives in a vote of 85-58. It now moves to the Senate where the process begins again.

If passed, HB 1692 would simply make employers liable for injuries caused by the vaccines they mandate as a condition of employment.

It simply says that if you require your employee to get a shot, you have liability if they’re injured. It’s only fair.

The information we have on adverse events comes from a system created by the federal government to track vaccine reactions, including death.

VAERS is the most commonly known system to the public, but there are almost a dozen others. Unfortunately, according to both a Harvard study and an MGB study, fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are actually reported in the VAERS systems. https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/vaccines/emergency-use-authorization-vaccines-explainedhttps://greatmountainpublishing.com/2021/04/05/new-study-confirms-the-vaers-system-is-only-reporting-approximately-1-of-anaphylaxis-from-covid-19-vaccines/

HB 1692 would do more than any legislation we have read so far this year to discourage vaccine mandates, without putting unnecessary burdens on businesses.

Time is running out, however! In order to get this bill through the Senate and to the governor’s desk before the Missouri legislative session ends, by law, on May 30th, we need your full support. So, please continue to be vigilant with us and watch for action alerts that will help us get this critical bill across the finish line.

Check back here at IHCM.info or find us on Facebook (search for IHCM) and other social media for up-to-the-minute information on HB 1692 and all the bills we are following. And, once again, thank you for your support for health freedom!

April 16, 2022
Update
HB 2009
School Vaccines

Betrayal in Jefferson City

Updated April 16, 2022

Thursday, April 14th, two Missouri state legislators, Rep Dean Plocher and Rep Rudy Veit, allowed the ultra-leftist Healthcare Industrial Complex to drive the agenda of unsuspecting members of the Missouri House of Representatives.

On the floor of the Missouri House, Floor Leader, Rep. Dean Plocher, allowed a bill he had previously blocked for weeks, HB 2009, to be brought to the floor as an amendment to another bill. Immediately afterward, Rep Rudy Veit offered an amendment to it, which literally stripped of all but one of its components. When questioned on the floor, Veit explained that he was offering his amendment as an improvement to the bill and the rights of parents, when his amendment actually took away all but one provision in the language — the form for vaccine exemptions.

This stunt was a slap in the face to HB 2009 bill sponsor, Suzie Pollock, and Missouri parents, who had worked so hard all year to pass this bill that would protect their children from DHSS overreach, as all Missourians have witnessed over the past two years with the Covid lockdowns.

See footage of what happened and an explanation in this video:
https://rumble.com/v112esq-betrayal-in-jefferson-city.html

These legislators were following the bidding of leftist organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Here are examples of their policies from their own documents: http://www.mofirst.org/issues/vac/AAP-Troubling-Policies.pdf

Those involved in grassroots legislation for decades agree that what happened on April 14th tops the list for pettiness and deceit.

Action Item for HB 2009!
Please do this TODAY!

1) Call and email your rep. You can find them here. Tell him/her to demand that House Majority Floor Leader, Rep. Dean Plocher, give HB 2009 a fair chance at debate. See this video for details.

2) Call and email Dean Plocher. Tell him you expect him to put an end to the pettiness and to stop helping the agenda of the leftist AAP. Tell him to allow HB 2009 floor time on April 19th. (Be civilized!)

Rep. Dean Plocher
Ph: 573-751-1544
E-Mail: Dean.Plocher@house.mo.gov


By law, the Missouri legislature’s 2022 session must end the 2nd week in May. We have just a few weeks to get this legislation passed in Missouri. Please help us make this bill a reality for our Missouri children and parents!

Video courtesy of MoFirst.org

Current IHCM Action Items
April 16, 2022


MORE VACCINES ON THE SCHOOL REQUIREMENT LIST?

Apr 4, 2022 From JodiGrace.com

THAT’S WHERE WE ARE HEADED SOON IF SUZIE POLLOCK’S HB 2009 DOES NOT PASS!
This bill has a long history but it’s never been more important than it is today.

HB 2009, Rep. Suzie Pollock’s bill, would do several great things….

  •  Rein in overreach by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).
  •  Restore parents’ authority to object to mandated childhood vaccine for religious AND conscientious reasons.
  •  Protect medical professionals’ right to serve their patients in the patient’s best interest.

…but these are my personal top two reasons why we need to get this bill moving again.

WHERE IS IT AT? STUCK ON MAJORITY FLOOR LEADER, DEAN PLOCHER’S DESK.

Plocher is in control of which bills come to the House floor for perfection. Regardless of how the bill came through committee, it is Plocher’s decision whether or not the bill will be heard on the floor for debate and perfection.

  • Secure religious AND conscientious vaccine exemptions for our children in school WITHOUT jumping through hoops created by the county health departments
  • -No additional vaccines (Covid or otherwise) would be added to the school requirement list WITHOUT legislative approval

He has 100% control of the passage of every bill. One person – total control. That’s just one of the HUGE problems our legislative system has and it desperately needs to be changed…but that’s a story for another day.

This bill has passed easily through two committees and yet is being held hostage by Plocher.

WHY?
Short Answer: Plocher is a sellout to the lobbyists and he likes to buy and sell the votes of his peers. He doesn’t give a rats rear end about the people of Missouri. His interest is his pockets and his power – that’s about it.

Right now, he’s got the American Academy of Pediatrics to please, so he’d rather do that than protect our kids.

THE PRIMARY OPPONENT OF THIS BILL IS THE AAP.
So, what are their priorities? Here are a couple of interest to you right now.

  • Removing RELIGIOUS exemptions on all vaccines
  • REQUIRING more vaccines of children of all ages, including a Covid vaccine for young children.
  • Pro abortion. They even support adolescents ability to get an abortion confidentially.
  • Anti gun. They’d like to see bans on some weapons.
  • Transgender agenda, including boys in girls locker rooms and women’s sports

They obviously want to see this bill die and Plocher is their water boy.

WHY WOULD ANY REPUBLICAN WANT TO APPEASE THE AAP?
Well, they shouldn’t. But that’s exactly what’s happening.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

1. Email & call Plocher’s office until all their inboxes are full.

Email: dean.plocher@house.mo.gov
Phone: 573-751-1544

Write a very SHORT, sincere paragraph and tell him what you want. Here’s an example.

Dear Rep Plocher,
I’m writing to request that you bring HB 2009 to the House floor for perfection. I strongly disagree with any additional vaccines being added to our school requirement list AND we need to protect our right to live according to our conscience. This right is given to us in the MO Constitution in Article 1 Sections 2 and 5.

I am the parent and I have the God-given right to CHOOSE what is best for the health of my children and family. Please put our wishes ahead of the AAP.

Sincerely,
Jodi Widhalm
Jefferson City, Missouri


2. EMAIL & CALL REPRESENTATIVES WHO REMOVED THIER CO-SPONSORSHIP.

Jim Kalberloh jim.kalberloh@house.mo.gov 573-751-4065

Jamie Burger jamie.burger@house.mo.gov 573-751-5471

Bill Owen bill.owen@house.mo.gov 573-751-2948

Sean Pouche sean.pouche@house.mo.gov 573-751-6593

Randy Railsback randy.railsback@house.mo.gov 573-751-0246

John Wiemann john.wiemann@house.mo.gov 573-751-2176

Ron Hicks ron.hicks@house.mo.gov 573-751-9768

Travis Smith travis.smith@house.mo.gov 573-751-2042

Dave Griffith dave.griffith@house.mo.gov 573-751-2412

Here’s an example:

Dear _,

It has come to my attention that you co-sponsored HB 2009 but removed your cosponsorship. I’d like to know why and urge you to reconsider. Please support this bill and PARENT CHOICE in making healthcare decisions for their children.

I want HB 2009 to pass because…..(keep it short & sweet).

I’m looking forward to your response.

Sincerely,


3. CONTACT YOUR PERSONAL REP & THE OTHER REPUBLICAN REPS TO REQUEST SUPPORT BY URGING PLOCHER TO MOVE THE BILL TO THE FLOOR AND A YES VOTE IF GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY.
If you don’t know who your rep is, you can enter your home address and find out on the House website.

You can find a list of all the representatives HERE. Filter by party to see the Republicans.

IHCM Action Alerts
Updated 4.4.22

Click “download” for an interactive .pdf of the graphic above.

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