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Nevada will be the first state to charge state workers enrolled in public employee health insurance plans a surcharge if they aren’t vaccinated.
The state Public Employees’ Benefit Program Board voted on Thursday to charge unvaccinated workers up to $55 per month to offset the costs of testing those who haven’t gotten shots are required to undergo in certain workplaces.
“This is pandemic has been shouldered on the burden of everyone. And now this particular burden — the testing — should be shouldered on the burden of those who refuse to (be vaccinated),” said DuAne Young, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s policy director.
In Nevada workplaces where less than 70% of employees have gotten shots, employees are required to be tested weekly to prevent the spread of the virus. Although President Joe Biden’s workplace mandates face court challenges, if they go into effect, all unvaccinated workers will have to submit to weekly testing — a development that would significantly increase the state’s costs.
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has halted enforcement nationwide of the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for healthcare workers at institutions that accept Medicare or Medicaid patients. "If human nature and history teach anything, it is that civil liberties face grave risks when governments proclaim indefinite states of emergency," wrote Judge Terry Doughty of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. "During a pandemic such as this one, it is even more important to safeguard the separation of powers set forth in our Constitution to avoid erosion of our liberties. Because the plaintiff States have satisfied all four elements required for a preliminary injunction to issue, this Court has determined that a preliminary injunction should issue against the Government Defendants."
originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
Not if the employees drop the coverage. The State will have to pick up the expenses for medical care they "have" to provide the uninsured patients.
I doubt that the State will be happy with this move. especially now that the mandate business in on hold.
originally posted by: dawnstar
I don't know...
Don't be a state employee if you don't like the deal they are offering??
originally posted by: LordAhriman
I've seen a lot of MAGAts lose their means to feed their family this year to own the libs. I can't bring myself to feel sorry for them.
originally posted by: markymint
Everyone who disagrees with me is a pedophile
I do not support government mandating anything.