Thursday, January 13, 2022

Supreme Court blocks Biden's vaccine mandate for U.S. workers, allows mandate for healthcare workers

In a Thursday afternoon ruling, the Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration's OSHA vaccine mandate that would apply to American workers. 

The court allowed a separate policy, that requires vaccinations for most health-care workers at facilities that receive Medicaid and Medicare funding, to stand. 

The court's majority was doubtful that the administration possesses the legal authority to impose a workplace vaccine mandate, which would have accounted for about 80 million employees. The healthcare worker mandate, on the other hand, accounts for about 17 million U.S. healthcare workers.