was a tough day in court for Democrats today, as they seek to undo a decision by President Donald Trump, to cease healthcare payments under Obamacare, which Democrats fear will cause havoc in the insurance markets. I'm Reuters correspondent Dan Levine, here at San Francisco Federal Court.
I just came out of a hearing inside court today where Judge Vince Had very skeptical and harsh questions for the Democratic states who are suing the federal government. He questioned whether they could show enough immediate harm that would justify the kind of order that they were seeking continuing these health care payments.
And made it seem pretty unlikely that he would issue the kind of order that they're looking for. Democrats believe that these payments to health insurers are necessary to stabilize the markets going into open enrollment under Obamacare next week. President Trump has argued that the payments are a gravy train for insurers, and the judge today at the hearing suggested that California and other states had done such a good job preparing and anticipating this move, that actually not a lot of consumers would probably harmed by it.