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MargarineMongoose [S] 22 points ago +22 / -0

I'll be honest, I don't count this as a win. This is just more slow creep from my political enemies.

Everyone's gonna go "oh good, the OSHA mandate got knocked down, thank goodness" and ignore the part where the entire medical industry has been stripped of bodily autonomy by the federal government and what a fucking ghoulish nightmare that is.

onetruephilosoraptor 15 points ago +15 / -0

The OSHA ruling is still a small win for us.

If we got fucked on that too, we would be in a much worse situation.

I agree that Roberts and Kavanaugh should have never sided with the three insane leftists on the court to deprive our healthcare workers of bodily autonomy.

Our healthcare workers should not be forced to take the clotshot or lose their livelihood.

We must always stand against every single vaccine mandate. If they can go after any small group, it will never end.

NihilistCaregiver 15 points ago +15 / -0

There's a possible opportunity for new hospitals to be made that do not accept any federal funds, and therefore could hire all the fired healthcare workers.

If that parallel economy is going to be a thing, might as well start with independent hospitals.

tylerthet3 8 points ago +8 / -0

We need them. Medicare and Medicaid are unsustainable programs (the federal government as a whole is unsustainable).

hungryfreaksdaddy 3 points ago +3 / -0

The problem is that hospitals operate with a de facto monopoly in 35 states. In order to get permission to build a new hospital, you need to apply for a "Certificate of Need," certifying that there is a need for a new hospital in the community.

With rules like this, it's no wonder that American healthcare is so expensive. The free market is simply not allowed to operate in healthcare.

MargarineMongoose [S] 10 points ago +10 / -0

The fact that any of this was even proposed, much less had to be taken to court to get shot down, is an outright loss.

Sure this is good for me personally because it means my career can survive in the private sector, but I think it's a mistake to view this as a win rather than something akin to cauterizing a wound. We're still in a bad spot and it shouldn't have come to this.

tylerthet3 6 points ago +6 / -0

Yes. No mandates. The healthcare workers should collectively go on strike (those do did receive the injections and those who chose not).

Liberty or death.

Johan_Liebert 4 points ago +4 / -0

Also the mandate effect hospitals and medical centers that take federal funding, which is MOST but not all of them.

current_horror 2 points ago +3 / -1

The comments made by the three leftist judges during oral arguments should have created a permanent rift between them and the rest of the court. There should be no reason to side with the leftist judges on anything ever again.

Norenia 17 points ago +17 / -0

Prepare for even more "MUH HOSPITALS ARE OVERWHELMED" headlines as they fire another third of their workforce.

AlfredicEnglishRules 7 points ago +7 / -0

Dimslee! Oh that's a good one.

Talking about being from Washington sounds more and more like I'm a refugee.

tylerthet3 10 points ago +10 / -0

For what it is worth, the CMS mandate will still be litigated in lower courts (so there may be further changes).

The CMS mandate also allows for religious and medical exemptions. The medical-industrial complex needs to die. All healthcare workers should go on strike. We can then rebuild.

TakenusernameA 1 point ago +1 / -0

The latter is pretty normal, they're also forced to take the completely useless flu shot.

MargarineMongoose [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

This whole affair has made me rethink whether similar existing policies should be permitted to remain in place.