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Originally published February 12 2009

Economic Stimulus Bill Mandates $954 Million for Vaccinations, $545 Million for "Genomics Programs"

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) While the Obama administration is attempting to pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 in a hurry, NaturalNews readers have begun actually reading the bill, and they're finding some worrying language that should raise concern among people interested in preserving health freedom and protecting the health of all Americans.

Specifically, one section of the economic stimulus bill designates nearly a billion dollars for new vaccinations of children. This was discovered by Elisha Celeste, a NaturalNews reader. As stated in the bill:

$954,000,000 shall be used as an additional amount to carry out the immunization program authorized by section 317(a), (j), and (k)(1) of the Public Health Service Act ("section 317 immunization program")

The issue of whether vaccinations are actually helpful or harmful is hotly debated, of course. The pro-vaccine camp believes that the human immune system is a technological failure and that chemical intervention is the only way to protect children. The anti-vaccine camp believes that exposure to non-fatal infections actually strengthens the immune system, creating stronger protections against future infections. Thus, vaccines actually interfere with normal, healthy immune function while injecting children with dangerous chemicals and substances derived from sick, diseased animals.

NaturalNews is against childhood vaccines as explained in this article that completely debunks conventional beliefs about vaccinations:

Genomics programs?

The economic stimulus bill also requests more than half a billion dollars for "genomics programs", saying:

$545,000,000 shall be used as an additional amount to carry out chronic disease, health promotion, and genomics programs

What's interesting about this last quote is that it essentially says this half a billion dollars should be used to carry out three things:

1) Chronic disease programs
2) Health promotion
3) Genomics programs

I don't have a problem with the second point. "Health promotion" sounds good (unless it's nothing more than mammograms and mental health screening programs designed to sell more chemotherapy and psych drugs). But what, exactly, is meant by the phrase " carry out chronic disease"? And what is meant by "genomics programs"? Are we talking about government-funded genetic experimentation on human babies, perhaps? It wouldn't be the first time. See:

You can find the text quoted here in an early version of the bill at:

This text has survived in the recent versions of the bill and is about to be passed into law. A vote could take place as early as tomorrow.

The real question, of course, is this: What is sweeping health care reform doing hidden inside an economic stimulus bill?

And why is this bill being passed so quickly, without any chance for public debate on its merits or problems?

Democracy should not be carried out under the dark cover of fear-based urgency that bypasses public debate and cool-headed consideration. Health care reforms deserve more than a one-day debate. Virtually no one has actually read this bill. It's 800 pages long, and more than a quarter of the bill is dedicated to these sweeping health care "reforms" that essentially represent sudden, significant changes in America's health care system.

This isn't about the right or the left. It's about the process of Democracy. For Obama and members of Congress to hide this health care reform inside an urgent economic stimulus bill, then tell no one about it -- and try to pass it quickly before anyone notices -- is outright deception.

At the very least, they should remove the health care language from the bill and vote on the economic stimulus bill as purely a spending proposition (and that's a whole different article). The health care changes should be carefully considered separate from this emergency stimulus bill.

Help stop the economic stimulus bill and / or request removal of the health care provisions

Key Phone Numbers:

Capital Switchboard (202) 224-3121
Or go to to get your Senator's contact information.

The three key Senators to also contact:

Collins, Susan M. - (R - ME)
Direct: (202) 224-2523
Fax: (202) 224-2693

Specter, Arlen - (R - PA)
Direct: (202) 224-4254
Fax: 202-228-1229

Snowe, Olympia J. - (R - ME)
Direct: (202) 224-5344
Fax: (202) 224-1946

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