Texas, Montana sue Biden administration over LGBTQ health protections

Texas and Montana are suing the Biden administration over a new rule that would prohibit state Medicaid programs from banning gender affirming care. 

The lawsuit from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) and Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen (R), filed Monday, asks a federal court to vacate a sweeping final rule aimed at bolstering health care protections against discrimination for gay and transgender people. 

“Through a sweeping new rule promulgated...

Appeals court halts enforcement of Texas immigration law hours after Supreme Court order

Just hours after the Supreme Court allowed a Texas law to take effect that gave state law enforcement the authority to arrest people they suspect are entering the country illegally, a federal appeals court issued an order that puts it on hold.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals order came late Tuesday evening. The appeals panel issued a stay ahead of oral arguments before the court Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, the conservative majority on the Supreme Co...

Mike Collins calls Texas migrant deportation law ruling a ‘great win for America’

Rep. Mike Collins (R-Ga.) praised the Supreme Court for allowing a Texas law to take effect on Tuesday that would allow state law enforcement to arrest people they suspect are illegally entering the United States along the southern border.

The Supreme Court greenlighted the controversial law, S.B. 4, in a Tuesday order that Collins said was a “great win” for the country. The bill — signed into law by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) last year — gives any Texa...

ObamaCare faces key hearing after Texas ruling

A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments Monday on the Biden administration's appeal of a case that threatens the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) promise of free preventive care to more than 150 million people.  

A federal judge in Texas last year ruled that the law's mandate requiring employers and insurers to cover a host of preventive services, like certain cancer screenings and HIV prevention, was unconstitutional.  

The ruling also invalidated the ...

DeSantis sends National Guard troops to Texas border


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Five things to know about the Texas ObamaCare ruling

An ObamaCare requirement that health insurance must cover preventive services for free is at risk of ending, after a federal judge in Texas — who previously held that the entire Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional —  invalidated it. 

The ruling from U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor wasn't entirely unexpected, but his decision to impose a nationwide injunction still sent shockwaves through the health system. The preventive services mandate is extremely popular and ending ...

Federal Judge Strikes Down Obamacare Requirement for Free Preventive Care

The decision by a judge in Texas, which applies nationwide and could have far-reaching implications for millions of Americans, is almost certain to be appealed by the Biden administration.

Texans are bearing the cost of keeping the working class out of the statehouse

In March, members of the Texas House of Representatives presented a proposal to expand Medicaid benefits. The bill, signed by 67 Democrats and nine Republicans, had enough votes to pass. It would have set Texas on the path to join the majority of US states (38 so far) that have expanded their populations’ eligibility for Medicaid—which provides healthcare insurance to low-income groups—since it became a possibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

In Texas, Medicaid is ...

Lone Star turn: Kamala Harris campaigns in Texas in bid to flip state

Vice-presidential nominee headed to area hit hard by Covid-19 and attacked Republicans’ efforts to undo Obamacare

Jesus Quintanilla, 20, from San Juan on the US-Mexico border, and his family had packed into their car and lined up outside the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley campus to hear vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris.

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