With the federal government’s announcement of vaccine mandates for nursing homes on top of state requirements, operators of nursing facilities say the result could be employees leaving in droves. The Biden administration recently proposed regulations that would require nursing homes that take Medicare and Medicaid to vaccinate their staff against COVID-19. Medicaid is the primary payer for nursing home care in the United States, so the regulation would apply to most facilities. Nursing home operators say that could lead to “a mass exodus” by workers. But researchers point out turnover has historically been high in nursing homes, so it’s unclear how much difference a vaccine mandate would make. To read the full story.