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AG Pax­ton Leads 16-State Brief in Sup­port of Expand­ing Health Cov­er­age Options for Small Businesses

Attorney General Ken Paxton, joined by 15 other states, filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the U.S. Department of Labor’s rule allowing millions of Americans employed by small businesses to access quality, affordable health coverage via Association Health Plans.

June 10, 2019 | Amicus Brief

AG Pax­ton Urges HHS to Remove Obsta­cle Lim­it­ing Access to Health Ser­vices for Low-Income Women in Texas

“States have discretion in implementing the Medicaid Act, including in setting qualifications for providers,” Attorney General Paxton wrote. “Texas and the Healthy Texas Women program should not be penalized through the continued withholding of federal funds merely because Texas has exercised the authority that federal law has granted to it—namely, the authority to refuse to be a conduit for channeling taxpayer funds to abortion providers pursuant to state law.”

May 07, 2018

AG Pax­ton Asks HHS to End Dis­crim­i­na­to­ry Oba­ma-Era Pol­i­cy That Cut Fund­ing for Wom­en’s Health

“The Obama administration denied the conscience rights of Texans when it excluded Texas from Title X funding because of its laws that respect the sanctity of life among the unborn,” Attorney General Paxton said. “A precursor to participation in federal programs should not be an uncompromising commitment to abortion providers. The freedom of conscience should never be demoted to second-class status among our civil liberties.”

March 22, 2018