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The CEO of a hospital in Texas is cautioning that his facility is facing possible closure following President Biden’s announcement last week that healthcare workers will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
If the mandate takes effect, the Brownfield Regional Medical Center will likely lose 20-25% of its staff, CEO Jerry Jasper says. Without those employees, the hospital will likely shut down.
The Biden administration has ordered that healthcare workers who staff hospitals and facilities that receive either Medicaid or Medicare funds must receive the vaccine or lose federal funding.
“It’s huge in our rural community as all the other rural communities,” Jasper said during a recent KCBD interview. “We all have high poverty levels and stuff like that, so a lot of Medicaid usage in our communities and stuff like that.” read more