Following that argument, Trump told the Wall Street Journal that the executive branch may lack legal authority to make the payments. “He wasn’t allowed to do that,” Mr. Trump said about former President Barack Obama. “It’s actually a big story that a lot of people don’t know about. They’ll find out about it, perhaps.” The administration has said that it has not decided how it will handle the payments. Healthcare groups, including payers and providers, sent a letter to Trump and to congressional leaders on Wednesday asking them to take “quick action” on the matter and warning them of the dire consequences of not administering the payments, including increasing the number of uninsured people and causing premiums to rise. Much of Obamacare remains uncertain for insurers and medical providers. Republicans previously failed to coalesce over a bill to repeal Obamacare, called the American Health Care Act, and have continued to make changes to the bill. Centrist members of the party have expressed concern over people losing insurance protections under the bill, while conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus objected that the bill does not go far enough in repealing Obamacare and reducing the cost of premiums. GOP lawmakers have vowed to continue negotiations over the bill and have not ruled out returning from a two-week recess early to vote on a measure.
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(AP) Tiger Woods will design an 18-hole golf course south of Branson, Missouri, that will be named after the late Payne Stewart, a Missouri native who won 11 PGA events before dying in a plane crash in 1999. Woods made the announcement Tuesday with Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, who owns the land where the new course to be called Paynes Valley will be built. The course will be on the site of the Murder Rock Golf Club, a John Daly course that closed when Morris bought the land in October 2013. It is scheduled to open in 2019, The Springfield News-Leader reported (http://sgfnow.co/2pwZiyV). Woods said he was attracted to the project because of his long friendship with Morris and a desire to honor Stewart. Ive traveled all around the world and played all around the world, but when it comes down to it, its about working with the people you want to work with, he said. Johnny and I go way back. I like spending time around people I like spending time with. Woods design firm, TGR Design, is handling the course, which is the first public course TGR Design has handled. The firm also will design a par-3 course at the nearby Big Cedar Lodge. Woods, 41, who has played in few tournaments since 2014 because of back injuries, has become more involved in his TGR Ventures, which includes the Tiger Woods Foundation, a restaurant in his hometown of Jupiter, Florida, and TGR Design.try this website
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