A new report tonight reveals that Five states have filed a legal challenge against the Obama administration over its recently-released healthcare rules, which some believe might be used to force doctors to perform sex change operations or other services that may violate their conscience. Texas, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Nebraska and Kansas are all a part of the suit, as well as the Christian Medical and Dental Association and the Roman Catholic Franciscan Alliance.
“[The requirement] discards independent medical judgment and a physician’s duty to his or her patient’s permanent well-being and replaces them with rigid commands,” the complaint reads, according to the Associated Press. As previously reported, the rules pertain to language in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, and affects all hospitals that accept Medicare or Medicaid, as well as those directly funded by HHS. CONTINUE