Bill Description: House Bill 632 would prevent medical providers from discriminating against people who have refused a coronavirus vaccine or meet one of several other specified conditions.
Analyst Note: House Bill 632 is one of several bills introduced this session that deals with preventing or limiting the scope of vaccine mandates in Idaho.
Over the last two years, governments at every level have engaged in a series of coordinated activities designed to coerce individuals and businesses to comply with the preferences of central planners and self-appointed experts of all stripes. Businesses have frequently been forced into threatening to dismiss employees if they do not comply with the state's ever evolving conception of "the science." Lost in this battle have been the rights of individuals — rights of privacy, self-ownership, and self-determination. What is the remedy? To protect individual rights, legislators must act. The Legislature must ruthlessly excise all medical mandates from society, whether through governments or employers involuntarily deputized by them. Individuals must be free to determine for themselves what is proper and medically necessary. Protecting individual liberty requires recognizing the fundamental right to make one's own medical decisions free from coercion or threats of retribution.
Does it violate the spirit or the letter of either the U.S. Constitution or the Idaho Constitution? Examples include restrictions on speech, public assembly, the press, privacy, private property, or firearms. Conversely, does it restore or uphold the protections guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution or the Idaho Constitution?
House Bill 6327 would create 67-5909B, Idaho Code, to require that "no health care provider, hospital, or medical care facility shall deny a person medical services appropriate for the person's condition, disease, or injury on the basis of such person's infection with coronavirus; immunization status for coronavirus; or refusal to receive a vaccination, take a specific medication, or receive a specific treatment for coronavirus."
This is a straightforward bill that protects individual liberty and personal choice regarding what preventative measures or treatments an individual chooses when it comes to the coronavirus.