Action Alert for Michigan: No Vaccine Coercion in Family Assistance Plan
Call Michigan DHS and Tell Them They Do Not Have The Right to Coerce Poor Families into Vaccinating According to the CDC’s Schedule
The State of Michigan has no right to punish families for making health decisions for their children that differ from those coming from a run away and unaccountable federal public health bureaucracy in Atlanta that bears no consequences for injury that arises from their irresponsible, one size fits all policy.
MI DHS issued the following press release on November 9, 2011:
|“DHS seeks comment on 2012 TANF plan
Contact: Jim Labadie 517-241-4287
|November 09, 2011
Michigan Department of Human Services today announced the public comment period for its 2012 TANF State Plan. The agency administers Michigan’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families grant that provides public assistance programs, including the Family Independence Program, adoption subsidy, child day care and other benefit programs.
Michigan must submit its TANF State Plan to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for renewal. As part of the renewal process, citizens, local governments and private organizations can submit comments on the plan and its design of services.
Michigan’s current TANF State Plan also can be viewed on the DHS Web site by clicking on “News, Information and Publications,” “Reports” under “What’s New.”
To view the proposed TANF State Plan effective January 1, 2012, please click here. Revisions to Michigan’s TANF State Plan since the last renewal in 2010 include:
DHS must submit the plan by December 31, 2011, and will accept public comments for the next 45 days. Comments can be submitted by fax or email using these instructions:
To acquire a hardcopy version of the state plan, or to get more information on the public comment process, please contact Dale Shaw at 517-373-7338 or send mail to Department of Human Services, Division of Family Program Policy, Grand Tower Suite 1306, P.O. Box 30037, Lansing MI 48909.
For more information, please visit the DHS Web site.
Contact Michigan DHS and tell them to remove provision 9 from their Basic Eligibility Requirements from the plan before the plan goes into effect on January 1, 2012.