SCOTUS Blocks Vaccine Mandate For Private Businesses & Upholds Vaccine Requirement For Medicare/Medicaid Healthcare Providers
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The Supreme Court has decided that OSHA overstepped its authority in ordering mandates affecting 84 million private sector workers, in 6:3 decision. In dissenting opinion, Justice, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Justice Elena Kagan, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote, in itlics, below:
“Today, we are not wise. In the face of a still-raging pandemic, this Court tells the agency charged with protecting worker safety that it may not do so in all the workplaces needed.”
In a separate 5:4 decision, justices upheld the vaccination requirement for medicare and medicaid providers covering about 10 million healthcare workers nationwide.
The Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration’s Covid-19 vaccine-or-test mandate for private companies, writing that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) didn’t have the power to regulate public health, in the video published on Jan 13, 2022, “Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Covid Vaccine Mandate For Private Companies“, below:
Analyzing the Supreme Court’s decision to reject President Joe Biden’s nationwide vaccine and testing mandate for large businesses, while still allowing the health care worker mandate to take effect, in the video published on Jan 13, 2022, “Explaining the Supreme Court’s decision to block vaccine mandate“, below:
As the COVID surge continues to worsen during this winter, President Biden said he would make another half billion rapid antigen tests freely available to Americans. White House had previously announced the purchase of half a billion tests in December, 2021, but those kits had not yet been distributed.
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