Texas wins preliminary lawsuit against new Obamacare mandate

A federal court Saturday granted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton a nationwide preliminary injunction that will block the Obama administration’s new federal health rules that force doctors to act contrary to their medical judgment or religious beliefs.

In a press release from the Texas Attorney General Office, the law is scheduled to take effect Sunday. It allows the Employees Retirement System of Texas to amend its insurance coverage for all 500,000 participants to provide for gender reassignment and abortion.


The new Obamacare rules require taxpayers to fund all treatments designed to transition to a different sex and forces health care workers, including physicians, to provide controversial services.


“This striking example of federal overreach under Obamacare would force many doctors, hospitals and other health care providers in Texas to participate in sex-reassignment surgeries and treatments, even if it violates their best medical judgment or their religious beliefs,” Attorney General Paxton said. “I will always fight to protect the constitutional rights of Texans.”


The full court order can be viewed here.