Just a few years in the past, amid the controversy over the foundations surrounding Obamacare, Democrats made some fairly weak arguments about employer management of healthcare. They stated that in case your employer would not supply sure varieties of contraception as a part of your insurance coverage plan at work, then that’s really a case of your employer controlling your healthcare.
Your boss, they repeated advert nauseam, needs to “take away your contraception.” They could as effectively have stated that the boss is taking away your pony by not providing you with one.
They saved saying it once more when the Supreme Court docket delivered its many court docket choices in favor of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
They weren’t very convincing on the time. However how a lot much less convincing that case appears now — now that they’re all calling for employers to power sure remedies upon their employees.
President Joe Biden’s directive forcing authorities workers to get vaccinated towards the coronavirus, and forcing federal contractors to power their workers to get vaccinated, is an precise honest-to-goodness instance of employers controlling employees’ medical therapy. And out of the blue, that is simply positive.
It is virtually as if Democrats’ professed issues about employers’ extreme energy over their workers’ existence have been by no means honest.
I’m vaccinated, and I encourage anybody studying this to get vaccinated as effectively. I additionally imagine that companies could have legit causes to require workers to get the vaccine — for instance, to stop office attrition or enhance buyer confidence about their well being in a given institution. And in case your employer imposes such a requirement, you could have the choice of quitting.
However, in fact, that was additionally true with respect to Obamacare and employers’ supposed “management” of what is in their very own well being plan. So I suppose it is good to see that Biden has lastly come round to the concept that when an employer provides you a profit comparable to healthcare, it has some say in what the profit contains and the way it have to be administered.