Liberal Group’s Proposal to Mandate Vaccines for Health Care Workers Draws Stiff Opposition

A proposal to threaten loss of Medicare and Medicaid funding as leverage for mandatory CCP virus vaccines of all healthcare workers faces rough sledding despite strong support among professional medical associations. The CCP virus—also known as the novel coronavirus—has killed more than 660,000 Americans since the first case was confirmed in January 2020 and caused trillions of dollars in lost economic activity and opportunity. “Unvaccinated health care workers put patients at high risk, given that their jobs require close interaction with unvaccinated patients and others who are immunocompromised and at higher risk for complications,” according to an Aug. 6 analysis published by the Center for American Progress (CAP). To counter the risk, the CAP analysis—written by Jill Rosenthal, the influential liberal non-profit’s Center for Health Policy Director; Emily Gee, the center’s Senior Economist, and Maura Calsyn, the center’s Vice President—encourages President Joe Biden to use a big stick. That big …

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