Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Linebacker Jeremy Cash was carted off the field with a knee injury in the third quarter of the Arizona Cardinals game.Replay showed Cash’s leg twisting awkwardly against the ground as he attempted to make a tackle.He did not return to the game.Prior to getting injured, Cash recovered a fumble and ran it in for a touchdown to give the Cardinals a 14-3 lead.Related LinksNo clarity yet in Cardinals’ No. 2 receiver raceCap Capi, defense helps lead Cardinals to win in first preseason gameCardinals rookie Chase Edmonds makes solid but short debutHead coach Steve Wilks did not have any updates after the game. Cash, entering his third year out of Duke, played nine games total for the Carolina Panthers over his first two seasons.In the first preseason game with the Cardinals, he had two tackles, in addition to the fumble recovery and touchdown. – / 44 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals linebacker Jeremy Cash (52) celebrates his fumble recovery for a touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers with defensive back Chris Campbell (33) and defensive back Ezekiel Turner (47) during the second half of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 1 Comments Share
Medicaid Expansion Unlikely In Ohio, Texas; California Moves Forward As the clock continues to wind down on state legislative sessions, the optional expansion of eligibility for the program looks unlikely in those states. But, in California, health care advocates offer a compromise approach on how to move ahead.The Associated Press: Protestors Demand Medicaid Expansion As Hopes FadeDozens of protesters marched through the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, demanding expansion of the Medicaid program, but Democrats said political pressure from the governor was preventing the Legislature from considering the measure. Chanting, “We need health care, we can’t wait,” members of the Texas Organizing Project marched around the Capitol’s rotunda holding photos of key lawmakers with the word “FAILED” stamped on them (Tomlinson, 5/9).The Texas Tribune: As Clock Ticks, Chance For Medicaid Expansion DwindlesWith the prospect of Medicaid expansion on life support, protesters gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday to urge state leadership to expand coverage to poor adults, and state Democrats announced that they’re still searching for a legislative vehicle to expand coverage (Aaronson and Batheja, 5/8).CQ HealthBeat: Republican Legislator Resistance To Medicaid Slows ExpansionAction in the Ohio legislature — or rather, a lack of it — is raising questions about whether Ohio will be the next state that does not implement a Medicaid expansion even though its Republican governor supports it. That was the case in Florida, where Gov. Rick Scott first opposed the idea of broadening eligibility for the program (Adams, 5/9).California Healthline: Compromise Proposed For Medi-Cal ExpansionA new plan is expected to be unveiled today offering a compromise approach to the state’s optional Medi-Cal expansion. Health Access California, a not-for-profit health advocacy organization came up with the plan as a bridge between the state’s rough outline in the budget for two choices — a state-administered or county-administered approach. More than one million Californians will be newly eligible for Medi-Cal under the optional expansion to those people making up to 138 percent of federal poverty level. The federal government will pay 100 percent of expansion costs for the first three years, and 90 percent thereafter (Gorn, 5/8). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.