Federal court blocks vaccine mandate for healthcare workers

HELENA — A federal judge in Louisiana has granted a preliminary injunction against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID vaccine mandate following a lawsuit filed by Montana and 13 other states.

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen previously told MTN that the November 5th CMS rule is not only unconstitutional, but also will exacerbate the shortage of healthcare workers by leading many of them to quit or be fired because they won’t get vaccinated.