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Pax­ton Expands Inves­ti­ga­tion into Com­pa­nies Deny­ing Par­ents and Guardians Access to Their Children’s Med­ical Records

Attorney General Paxton has announced that he is expanding the scope of his investigation into hospitals and corporations that are denying parents the ability to access the medicals records of their children by issuing a Civil Investigative Demand (“CID”) to Epic Systems Corporation.  

November 17, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Inves­ti­gates Health Care Indus­try Schemes to Inflate Insulin Prices

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced an investigation into potential violations of law related to the pricing of the life-saving drug Insulin.

November 16, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Inves­ti­gates Texas Hos­pi­tal for Deny­ing Par­ents’ Access to Teens’ Med­ical Records

Today, Attorney General Paxton sent a letter and accompanying Civil Investigative Demand (CID) to the Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System seeking information about its policy preventing parents and guardians from accessing their children’s medical records if the children are between ages 13 and 17.  

October 27, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Coali­tion to Stop Reg­u­la­tion Ced­ing U.S. Pow­er to the World Health Organization

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined an Oklahoma-led petition for rulemaking asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to repeal regulations that unlawfully delegate emergency-declaration authority to the World Health Organization.  

July 20, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Wins Again Against Biden Admin­is­tra­tion, Rein­stat­ing Texas’s Med­ic­aid Waiv­er Extension

Attorney General Ken Paxton commends a federal district court’s decision to issue a preliminary injunction after the Biden Administration capriciously revoked Texas’s Medicaid waiver extension.

August 20, 2021 | Press Release

Biden Admin­is­tra­tion Rescinds Access to Health­care for Vul­ner­a­ble Texans

Attorney General Ken Paxton gave this statement after the Biden Administration rescinded the 1115 Medicaid waiver extension previously granted by the Trump Administration.

April 16, 2021 | Press Release

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 | Noteworthy

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