Skip to comments.House Votes to End COVID Precautions Including Lifting Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers
Posted on 02/01/2023 9:22:04 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Against the wishes of Joe Biden, House Republicans passed a bill that would end the public health emergency, opening a can of worms for the healthcare industry and state and local governments.
On Monday, Biden announced he was ending the pandemic emergency in May. Unraveling and unpacking the programs, the money, the mandates, and other public health measures that were initiated during the health emergency will take time, the administration says. Lifting the emergency immediately would “create wide-ranging chaos and uncertainty throughout the health care system,” says the White House.
The abrupt end to the pandemic emergency would no doubt cause unforeseen disruptions. This is especially true for hospitals that have been supported by the massive COVID-19 relief packages in the last 3 years and patients who would no longer automatically get free COVID tests and treatments.
It doesn’t matter. Republicans know that the Democratic Senate wouldn’t touch this legislation.
“This is not serious legislating; this is political posturing,” said Rep. Jim McGovern, Democrat of Massachusetts. “We all want to move on, but we want to do so responsibly.”
And Republicans might think twice about lifting the emergency when they consider that it’s the only thing standing in the way of an even bigger tsunami of illegal aliens bull-rushing the border.
But Biden recognizes the potency of ending the emergency as a political issue. And Republicans got the drop on him.
One of those issues is the matter of vaccine mandates for some federal workers. And by a vote of 220-206 — with seven Democrats crossing the aisle to vote with the GOP — the House decided to end the vaccine mandate for some healthcare workers.
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Republicans, who know the bill has no chance of being enacted with Biden in the White House, said their aim was to send a message and push the administration for a more detailed plan for winding down the emergency.
“We’ve been asking for one for a year,” Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.), the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee chair, told POLITICO. “Hopefully, this will have them send a plan … there are issues we need to deal with.”
It’s going to take a long time for House Bill to get through the Senate, tough to get The Demented One to sign it, and even longer for a test case to arrive at SCOTUS for the final decision. It might take a decade or more before SCOTUS announces “It’s over.”
Cute, how the Mandates end the same time as Title 42 and the borders South and North have been erased.
Thank You China!
Will their right about that. the 1st step to reign in spending is to end this so called emergency with covid
ex wife works at a nursing home here in rural MO and the director gave everyone who wanted it, a religious exemption, even if they’re not all that religious.
And those terminated for choosing not to take part in clinical trials?
Have to make room for the next pandemic.
That guy ought to be nominated for sainthood
Whoopee - what starts in the House dies in the Senate.
Fraudulent elections have consequences.
There is probably no greater believer in the Cult of the Jabs than healcare workers.
Even though the Jabs have done NOTHING for Covid for over a year, now, they saw them seem to work with their own eyes in the spring of 2021 and many still believe they do something.
Even Pfizer and the CDC admit they do not.
Attorneys will solve this just like with the Catholic priest molestation mess. The court system will slowly reveal all the whole despicable truth about the lies, the manipulation and the death caused by big pharma and the government collusion.
The emergency is over. Has been. Democrats used it to organize the summer riot of 2020, to allow shoplifting, to harass people for not wearing masks and to destroy peoples’ lives for not getting a dangerous jab.
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