A Rare Supreme Court Session

  Emergency US Supreme Court sessions are rare. So, when the current high court announced the week of Christmas it was having an emergency session on Friday, January 7, to hear oral arguments on challenges to Biden’s vaccine mandates for employers and for healthcare workers, they had many peoples’ rapt attention.

   The urgency is driven by how many people are affected by these mandates and the timing of their implementation. The employer mandate is under the auspices of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, and demands that all employers with 100 or more employees require the employees to be vaccinated or submit to weekly testing. More than 84 million employees are affected by this mandate.

   The health-care workers mandate requires that healthcare facilities get staff vaccinated against the coronavirus or lose funding from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which administers the two large government healthcare programs, which millions of Americans and most every healthcare provider is in some way a part of. According to some reports, at least ten million workers are impacted by this mandate.

   Both of these mandates are scheduled to go into effect either late last month or early this month.

   Once again, I want to make it clear that organizationally we take no stand on the vaccines themselves. However, we do believ ...

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