Biden Slapped with Lawsuit Over Vaccine Mandate for Health Workers

Stressing that Biden’s demand for 17 million healthcare staffers to be vaccinated would worsen staff shortages, ten Republican state attorneys general sued on Wednesday his administration in the US District Court in St. Louis, claiming that the mandate violates multiple constitutional amendments.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is the lead plaintiff and is joined in the case by his coleagues from Nebraska, Arkansas, Iowa, Wyoming, Alaska, South Dakota, North Dakota, New Hampshire as well as Kansas, which is led by a Democratic governor.

Saying she doesn’t believe Biden’s vaccine mandate for large employers is correct or effective, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly broke with Democratic Party ranks last week adding it’s too late to impose a federal standard on systems and strategies that have been already developed and are tailored for its specific needs.

Claiming that the mandate violates multiple constitutional amendments, Schmitt said after filing the lawsuit that this latest mandate from the Biden administration is turning last year’s health care heroes into this year’s unemployed.

The mandate in question – issued last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – don’t give workers the option of taking weekly tests instead of being vaccinated and affects all 76,000 health care providers that funded by Medicare and Medicaid programs.

The lawsuit warns that CMS mandate threatens to force certain hospitals to close divisions, cancel certain services or shutter altogether due to the potential exacerbation of already devastating shortages in health care staffing.

It also alleges that the mandate violates the rights of states to regulate healthcare within their borders given to them by the 10th Amendment as well as medical workers’ constitutional religious rights.

Schmitt stressed that his office will continue to push back against Biden’s illegal edicts in line with Republican-led states fight against his administration on issues ranging from a canceled oil pipeline to border security.

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