Of course, it’s all about money. Big Pharma has a grip on the health of this nation by buying off doctors and apparently, hospital CEO’s. Again, this is about the right to decide what goes into one’s body and the 4th Amendment — the right to privacy and against government intrusion into our personal lives.
The bottom line is that the federal government squeezed hospitals by requiring hospitals to report the rates of yearly influenza vaccinations of both hospital staff and hospital patients, including these two measures in a global calculation of hospital ‘quality.’ A hospital’s ‘quality’ number determines approximately 3.75% of its overall Medicare reimbursements rate in 2017 (with yearly adjustments to this number). In the healthcare industry, 3.75% is enough to make a hospital sink or swim. The hospitals, predictably, acquiesced by demanding their employees be vaccinated or fired.