Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined 13 other states in challenging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandatory vaccination requirement for healthcare workers.
The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The GOP state Attorneys’ General argues that the mandate is unlawful and unconstitutional, adding the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services does not have the authority to issue the rule.
“Our healthcare workers have selflessly cared for their fellow Kentuckians during this pandemic, and now they are at risk of losing their jobs because of the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate,” said Attorney General Cameron in a news release. “We are already seeing worker shortages in the healthcare sector. Losing more because of this mandate would place an additional strain on many of the Commonwealth’s healthcare facilities and limit the services they are able to provide to Kentuckians.”
Other states participating in the lawsuit includes Louisiana, Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia.