GOP Lawmakers Release Letter Opposing Vaccine Mandate for Health Workers

More than 100 Republicans in Congress have signed a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure opposing the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare employees.

The letter, which was led by Republican Reps. Vern Buchanan of Florida and Larry Bucshon of Indiana, asks the CMS to cease their plans for a vaccine mandate after a federal court last week put a halt to the order in 10 states, after which CMS temporarily suspended enforcement of the rule, according to Fox News.

”It is difficult, if not impossible, to reconcile the rationale for implementing a mandate like this at the tail end of the pandemic while we, as a nation, are struggling to staff hospitals, physician offices and other ancillary providers,” the letter reads.

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