However, in a separate but simultaneously released 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court has upheld a Health and Human Services (HHS) vaccine mandate among healthcare providers that take Medicare or Medicaid payments, saying that the rule falls within the authority that Congress has conferred upon the agency. This rule will cover approximately 10 million healthcare employees across the country.
In a statement, President Biden has called on states and businesses to step up and voluntarily institute vaccination requirements to protect workers, customers, and the broader community. “The Court has ruled that my administration cannot use the authority granted to it by Congress to require this measure, but that does not stop me from using my voice as President to advocate for employers to do the right thing to protect Americans’ health and economy,” Biden said.
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CNBC: Supreme Court blocks Biden Covid vaccine mandate for businesses, allows healthcare worker rule