Supreme Court Allows CMS Vaccine Mandate For Healthcare Workers To Go Forward

Supreme Court Allows CMS Vaccine Mandate For Healthcare Workers To Go Forward


In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccine mandate, while blocking the mandate for U.S. businesses with 100 or more employees. 

Justices Brett Kavanaugh, John Roberts, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, and Elena Kagen ruled to uphold the CMS mandate while Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett dissented. 

The mandate covers approximately 10 million healthcare workers at roughly 76,000 hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities. The majority in the CMS case argued that the government had the ability to mandate the vaccine as it dealt with facilities that received Medicare and Medicaid funding. 

Trending: Vaccine mandates around the world collapse after U.S. Supreme Court decision

“After all, ensuring that providers take steps to avoid transmitting a dangerous virus to their patients is consistent with the fundamental

Continue reading

You Might Like

 

Join the conversation!

Please share your thoughts about this article below. We value your opinions, and would love to see you add to the discussion!

Thanks for sharing!
Send this to a friend