A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that a Texas health care plan must provide coverage for pregnancy and birth, a move that could potentially affect more than 2.4 million people in the state who have health insurance but do not have coverage for birth control or other essential health benefits.
The 7th U.C. Court of Appeals in San Francisco said that the state must also offer an emergency contraception plan, as mandated by law, in all of its health insurance plans in addition to covering birth control and pregnancy-related procedures.
The Texas case has been appealed to the U.N. Human Rights Council, which could make the decision final.
The case, Trinity Health, Inc. v.
Texas Health & Co., was filed by Trinity Health as a part of a class action against the Texas Health Insurance Association, which the court ruled must provide birth control coverage and other birth control benefits to people who do not receive insurance through the state’s public health insurance program.
The court said that Trinity Health has no legal authority to offer a pregnancy and delivery plan.
Trinity Health and other members of Trinity Health’s plan, which is governed by the state, did not object to the ruling in the court’s April 25 ruling, the appeals court said.
“The Texas Supreme Court has been clear that a pregnant woman is entitled to the same rights, protections, and obligations of a woman without a plan to control her pregnancy as an individual,” Trinity Health said in a statement.
“We’re proud to have a state that has the opportunity to lead the way in the United States in offering this critical reproductive health service to all women.
We are confident that the courts will now take the right action to protect women’s access to essential health care.”
The case was filed in February by a class of more than 100,000 Texas women and families.
It was the first case to reach the Supreme Court challenging the requirement of birth control for Texas women, which was put into effect in 2016 and requires insurers to cover birth control in all plans sold through the health care exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act.
Under the new rules, which take effect this fall, insurers must offer coverage for the birth control pill and Plan B as long as they offer coverage in at least 15 other states, and must cover it in all their plans.
If insurers do not offer coverage, they must provide plans to cover other birth-control-related services.
The Supreme Court decision could impact millions of women and their families in Texas who do have health coverage through the Texas exchange.
It is one of the most important cases of the year, as the court is set to rule on the constitutionality of a state law that requires insurers not to charge women more for birth-sex-change-related health care.
The federal appeals panel ruling was expected, but the court has been slow to take a stand on the Texas law.
The appeals court is a rubber stamp of the Trump administration, which has ruled that states have the right to regulate their own insurance markets.
The ruling came as the Supreme Council of Women, an advocacy group that has lobbied on behalf of women’s health, was scheduled to meet with Justice Clarence Thomas, the court and several Republican members of the court in a public hearing in New York on Tuesday afternoon.
The hearing is being held in advance of the high court hearing on the case on April 28.
“These are very important decisions,” said Sarah Binder, executive director of the Center for Reproductive Rights, a New York-based reproductive justice advocacy group.
“We’re hopeful that the court will take the decision on Trinity Health v.
TX Health &s; Co. very seriously.
The court should take seriously the women of Texas and the people of Texas, and we hope that they will take it seriously.”
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in the statement that the Supreme court’s decision “will not silence Texas women.”
“The court has said it will not ignore the health of Texas women or women of faith in our state, and its decision to hold Texas accountable for its anti-woman, anti-choice policies will have no effect on the millions of other women of conscience across the country who have been denied the health coverage they need because of the Texas government’s unconstitutional mandate,” Paxton’s office said in its statement.
The U.T. Law School School School of Law at the University of Texas at Austin said that Texas law is “an expansive and important piece of legislation” that will affect many millions of people.
“There are already more than 50 million people who live in states where they can choose to not have insurance coverage for contraception,” said Dr. Jeffrey T. Epstein, a law professor at the UTA.
“It will likely have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of millions of Texans who do already have coverage.
It will have an even greater impact on women of reproductive age and the families they live