A federal judge granted a request from states looking to defend ObamaCare in a lawsuit filed in Texas. 

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and 16 other state attorneys general in Democratic states, were granted the right to intervene in the lawsuit that seeks to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

The lawsuit was filed in February by 20 state attorneys general from Republican states, led by Texas. 

“The goal of Texas’ lawsuit is to leave Americans without health insurance, forcing them to choose between their health and other needs,” Becerra said in a statement.