Bloomberg Law
Nov. 9, 2021, 10:30 AM

Health Worker Vaccine Mandate Expected to Withstand Challenges

Allie Reed
Allie Reed

The Biden administration’s mandate that health-care workers at facilities paid by Medicare and Medicaid get a Covid-19 vaccination is likely to hold up against future court challenges, putting it on firmer ground than the vaccine-or-test rule for large companies that has already been halted, legal observers said.

The two rules released Nov. 4 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration represent a significant flex of federal muscle, testing the liberties and limits of the agencies.

The Biden administration is using the sweeping vaccine mandates to corner the unvaccinated ...

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