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Judge rejects bid by 18 U.S. states to revive Obamacare subsidies

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in California on Wednesday refused to block President Donald Trump's decision to end subsidy payments to health insurers under Obamacare, rejecting a request by Democratic attorneys general from 18 U.S. states.

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco sided with the Trump administration, saying the government does not have to make the payments while litigation over the subsidies unfolds.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)