Louisiana Leads Lawsuit Challenging Federal Government's COVID Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers
BATON ROUGE, LA – Fighting
for the medical freedom of Louisiana's healthcare workers, Attorney General
Jeff Landry has filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services’ rule mandating COVID vaccines on nearly every
full-time employee, part-time employee, volunteer, and contractor working at a
wide range of healthcare facilities receiving Medicaid or Medicaid funding.
“Biden’s bureaucrats at CMS are threatening the jobs of millions of our healthcare heroes who risked their lives last year caring for our neighbors with COVID-19. What's more: the mandate once again gives more rights and protections to illegal aliens than American citizens,” said Attorney General Landry. “The federal government will not impose medical tyranny on Louisiana's people without my best fight.”
Attorney General Landry points out that this unconstitutional mandate will upend the state budget, putting billions of dollars at risk. Perhaps even more devastating is the healthcare shortages it will create, affecting the most vulnerable of the State's citizens.
“The Biden Administration enacted their latest unlawful overreach despite acknowledging that there are endemic staff shortages for almost all categories of employees at almost all kinds of health care providers and suppliers,” added Attorney General Landry. “By disregarding not only the law but also the shortages, Biden is jeopardizing the healthcare interests of countless Americans.”
Attorney General Landry has taken previous legal action to prevent the government from standing between individuals and their doctors. He previously filed lawsuits to halt the illegal edicts mandating vaccines upon federal contractors and private employers.
“Biden seems to forget that coercion is not consent,” concluded Attorney General Landry. “But I will remind him in court as early and as often as it takes that the rule of law cannot be broken, even by the biggest of bullies.”
Joining Louisiana in this lawsuit is Montana, Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia.