Secondyear kicker Chandler Catanzaro didnt have

first_img Second-year kicker Chandler Catanzaro didn’t have the best of evenings, missing two of his three extra points in the Arizona Cardinals 22-20 victory against the Denver Broncos.In a two-point game that ended on a missed Denver field goal with 49 seconds left, it could’ve been the difference for Arizona in its preseason finale.Catanzaro did, however, knock in a 34-yard field goal — just beyond the distance of the newly-extended extra points — on his only attempt. Apparently, the misses didn’t concern Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arians postgame, “Cat was inexcusable. He can’t give up two points and he knows it. I’ve got no worries about him.” #AZvsDEN— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) September 4, 2015The Arizona kicker had made all of his previous six extra points in the preseason. Mr. Irrelevant ‘probably’ out for year Seventh-round draft pick Gerald Christian suffered a knee injury in the first half, and head coach Bruce Arians didn’t sound positive about the diagnosis for the rookie tight end. Arians postgame, “He’s probably out (for season)” re: Gerald Christian w/knee injury; MRI scheduled #AZvsDEN— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) September 4, 2015 Nonetheless, it could be difficult for him to make the final roster cuts behind a deep group of receivers.Spoon gets a long burnVeteran linebacker Sean Weatherspoon made his debut with the Cardinals, playing in the first half and even starting the second half. After being slowed by a hamstring injury throughout camp, Weatherspoon finished with three tackles on the evening. – / 31 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Christian, the 256th and last pick out of Louisville, was the only tight end to dress for the Cardinals’ preseason finale. Arizona was forced to call only plays that did not include a tight end, an odd thing for an Arians-coached team.Shipley shinesTalk about going out with a bang.That’s if Jaxon Shipley is going out at all. The rookie receiver from Texas will make cutting him even more difficult after recording nine catches for 58 yards on Thursday.Shipley, who was targeted 11 times, appeared to be the favorite option for both quarterbacks, starter Phillip Sims and second-year pro Logan Thomas. Shipley, a 6’0, 190 pound wideout, showed grit running underneath routes, several times making the catch in traffic before absorbing hard hits by defenders. Arizona Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro (7) looks down after missing a point after during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

Sebelius On Making The Health Law Work

first_imgKey to achieving that goal, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said, are navigators who will help educate the public about the health law’s options. The security of information on the exchanges continues to draw headlines, and so does an emerging fracas involving a possible linkage between the health law’s coverage to voter registration. USA Today: Sebelius: Focus On How To Make Health Care Law WorkThe fight over the future of the 2010 health care law has moved from repeal, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday, to how to make it work in time for the opening of health care exchanges Oct. 1. In an interview with USA TODAY, Sebelius said the navigators and HHS will protect the privacy of those who use the exchanges to buy insurance and to protect against fraud (Kennedy, 8/15).Tampa Bay Times: Sebelius Awards Obamacare Funding, Expresses Concern For Florida ConsumersU.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Florida lawmakers’ decision to suspend the state’s power over health insurance rates leaves consumers at the mercy of the market. … While Republican legislators have said they are looking out for consumers by refusing to go along with certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act, Sebelius said their actions suggest otherwise. “They’re basically just saying, ‘We’re not going to look at these rates,’ ” she said. The federal health care law, opposed by most Republican legislators, assumed states would continue to take a lead role in setting insurance rates. Florida legislators, however, suspended that authority for two years, saying federal officials could do it since they were already planning the online insurance exchange. But the federal government says it lacks legal authority to deny rate increases in the states. Sebelius said she knows of no other state that took such a step (Tillman, 8/15).Stateline: Obamacare And Voting Rights Clash Over Health ExchangesTwo of the fiercest political disputes between Washington and the states could soon come together in legal fights that involve tying the new federal health care overhaul to voter registration. Every state is preparing to open a health insurance exchange by Oct. 1. Whether these new agencies will offer voter registration as well as health care information is emerging as a potential fault line that could further divide states from one another and from Washington (Grovum, 8/16).Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Olens Questions Security Of Information On ExchangeGeorgia’s Sam Olens and attorneys general in 12 other states say the federal government is not doing enough to protect the medical and financial information of people who will apply for health insurance on government exchanges set to open Oct. 1 (Markiewicz and Williams, 8/15).Meanwhile, the Obama administration continues to court small business – The Washington Post: Obama Administration Outlines Five Ways Health Care Law Benefits Small BusinessesThe Obama administration is ramping up its efforts to sell the health care law to small business owners, with the start of enrollment now only six weeks away. In a new entry on the White House blog, Ari Matusiak, the administration’s director of private sector engagement, has outlined five ways the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, will “provides benefits and opportunities to small businesses that will help increase access to affordable coverage options” (Harrison, 8/15). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. Sebelius On Making The Health Law Worklast_img read more