The claims, so far, fall short of the record $12 billion in wildfire-related insured losses sustained in California in 2017.
Eighteen US states have sued President Donald Trump’s to stop him from planned cut in subsidies to insurance companies under Obamacare. But experts say the states face an uphill legal battle.
The delay is a huge blow to Trump and Republicans who have spent the last seven years plotting an end to the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
The latest forecast by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office makes it more difficult for the already fraught Republican-drafted healthcare bill to win support for speedy passage.
A healthcare bill being unveiled by US Senate Republicans this week is expected to roll back the Obamacare expansion of the Medicaid healthcare programme for the poor and reshape subsidies to low-income people buying private insurance.
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