The SCOTUS ruling against vaccine mandates for large, private companies was marred by its unfortunate decision to allow it for health care workers at facilities that receive Medicaid and Medicare funding.

Supreme Court blocks Biden vaccine mandate for private firms, allows mandate for healthcare workers

There is, however, a potential and indirect upside to that despicably corrupt part of the ruling. The blowback may create a strong moral and financial incentive for the spread of health care facilities that openly refuse any form of federal funding. Certainly they would have a ready and willing pool of employees, given the refusal of so many doctors and nurses to comply with the mandates. And I can’t think of anything better for the long-term health of the health-care industry than that.