“AWARDED for” their work envisioning and implementing the successful passage of Utah’s SB144 prohibiting genetic procedures. With the advent of mRNA vaccines, and the discrimination at the workplace that followed it across the United States, HIA envisioned that there should be a way of safeguarding medical privacy using the language of genetics. On those lines, Utah worked to pass a bill that prohibited the use of mRNA vaccines as a condition for employment, through the path of prohibiting genetic procedures. Their work was successful, and the resulting bill SB144 was passed unanimously and signed into law on March 24, 2022.
The Health Independence Alliance is an association comprised of medical professionals, patients, and health advocates whose focus is not only that of the health of systems within the human organism, but also the health of systems within society as a whole, particularly that of the medical system. The group holds fast to the idea that a healthy system of medicine is that which is independent of the conflicts of interests that arise from the involvement of both industry and the government. To these ends, the Alliance seeks both to liberate the medical profession from these conflicts of interest by a “separation of powers” between medicine, law, and industry, as well as to cultivate a mutually supportive, cross-pollinative network of medical professionals and patients, without restriction to a particular field or type of medicine. Ultimately, it is believed that only through such a disentangling of parts can proper checks and balances be applied to both the government and the industry, without compromising the integrity of the medical field.