Judge Blocks Biden Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers
A federal judge on Nov. 29 halted the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers, although the ruling only applies to 10 states.
The mandate, promulgated earlier this month by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), required approximately 17 million workers to get a jab or face termination.
But CMS lacks the authority to impose such a broad mandate, U.S. District Judge Matthew Schelp, a Trump appointee, ruled.
“Plaintiffs are likely to succeed in their argument that Congress has not provided CMS the authority to enact the regulation at issue...