The Obama Regime has been claiming that due to the sequestration cuts this year, tens of thousands of American children will not be vaccinated.
The White House website even has an interactive map that shows the number of children it claims will not be receiving vaccines thanks to evil Republican “hostage takers”. But it turns out that Obama had already planned even larger cuts in his 2013 budget.
CNS News reported:
Known as Section 317,
the immunization program provides vaccines to states for children who
might not otherwise get them. In his 2013 budget, President Obama
proposed cutting the 317 program by nearly $60 million.
“The FY 2013 budget request for the Section 317 immunization program
reflects a program level decrease of $57.986 million,” the
administration’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) budget says. The CDC
is the agency in charge of the 317 grant program.
The reason? Obamacare. In its budget request, the administration said
it was cutting the Section 317 program because its Obamacare health
law would push more people onto private health plans that cover
vaccines, meaning the government could cut back on providing them.
In case you missed this from earlier in the week, (I had), Rep.
Andy Harris, M.D. (R-Md.) managed to elicit an admission from a Regime official that Obama had already planned larger cuts to the Section 317 program during testimony before the House
Appropriations Committee subcommittee hearing.
Thanks to Nickarama of Weasel Zippers for bringing the amazing testimony of Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to my attention: