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Biden’s Administrator Seeks Supreme Court To Restore Authority To Vaccine Healthcare Workers

On Thursday, the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to reinstate the COVID-19 vaccine for healthcare workers after lower courts blocked the mandate in parts of the country.

The vaccine mandate in question was rolled out by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which made Medicare and Medicaid funding of hospitals and health care facilities dependent on whether employees received the vaccine. The mandate requires all medical personnel in such facilities to receive the vaccine and be able to apply for medical or religious exemption.

The U.S. District Court of Appeals issued a series of rulings on December 15 that essentially left the injunction unchanged in 24 states, which means that CMS’s mandate has been reinstated in about 26 states.

The Justice Department, in a statement Thursday night, asked the Supreme Court to overturn the ruling while the case is being examined. Judge Brett Cavanaugh will rule on cases based on geographic location.

“In response to the unprecedented pandemic that killed 800,000 Americans, the Secretary of Health and Human Services exercised his explicit statutory authority to protect the health and safety of Medicare and Medicaid patients by requiring healthcare providers who choose to participate in these programs to ensure that their employees have been vaccinated, ”the Biden administration’s lawyers said in a statement.

Their lawsuit now calls for an extension of injunctions to “allow the minister’s urgently needed health and safety measures to take effect before the winter surge in COVID-19 cases deepens further,” it said.

Employees at sites funded by Medicare and Medicaid were required to provide proof by January 4 that they received the vaccine in accordance with the CMS rule. Several hospitals and healthcare facilities have announced that they have canceled their vaccination mandates in recent days after CMS said it was postponing mandate implementation.

“There is no doubt that the mandatory vaccine administration of 10.3 million healthcare workers should be done by Congress, not a government agency,” a US District Court Judge for the Western District of Louisiana wrote in a ruling that contradicts the Biden Administration Act in November.

Judging from the latest legal filings, legal setbacks suggest the Biden administration is struggling to continue its mandate for the COVID-19 vaccine.

In addition to the CMS mandate, a panel of judges in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals last month overturned a federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule that required unvaccinated workers in private businesses with 100 or more employees to be tested weekly for CCP compliance. (Chinese Communist Party) and put on a mask – or get the vaccine.

Another important Biden policy, which requires the vaccination of workers in factories with contracts with the federal government, has also been blocked by several courts.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton also announced on December 16 that his state had secured a preliminary injunction against a federal mandate for medical personnel, which applies only to Texas.

To follow

Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter for The Epoch Times from New York.

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