Legislative News – 11-22-2021

Vaccine mandate at Disney World, Florida paused

  • Disney’s policy that requires Florida-based employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine has been paused as new legislature in the state restricts employer’s power to require vaccinations
  • Any Disney employees who are not fully vaccinated will be required to wear face coverings, and observe social distancing and other safety protocols

Kansas proposal is failing to gain GOP support on COVID-19 mandates

  • Legislators representing the GOP in Kansas are struggling to rack up support among Republicans for a proposal providing unemployment benefits to workers who lose their job for refusing the vaccine
  • Top Republicans in the House were unsure enough about support for the unemployment proposal that they left it out of legislation before their chamber

Judge rules Iowa Medicaid doesn’t cover sex-change surgery

  • In a ruling on November 22, a Judge said that an Iowa law that prohibits Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgeries for transgender residents actually violated the state law and constitution
  • Judge William Kelly ordered the Iowa Department of Human Services to provide coverage for sex reassignment surgeries when ordered to treat gender dysphoria
  • 12 additional states have already excluded these types of surgeries in Medicaid coverage 

By K Buenavista

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