first_imgÁlex faces his third season in Cádiz, where he feels happy and eager to get promoted to First: “In Cádiz you live very well. Sports things are going very well … so as not to be here too long. There are eleven matchdays left and We want to play. We have been leaders all season, we have a good advantage … If we get promoted without playing it will be a happiness, but it can also happen that the League is annulled. We live to compete. I think the league will end behind closed doors, in my opinion. “ On the possibility of playing every two or three days, Álex is in favor: “It may be a beating, but in the end the templates are long … 25 players per team. There you will see the wardrobe. The big teams do it in the Champions League, so it can be our turn. “The player spoke of his arrival in Cádiz and what football means to those from Cádiz: “When I arrived in Cádiz, people knew me. The ‘brother of Nacho’. I am super proud to be his brother. Football is lived in Cádiz, it is a passion. Of all the places I’ve been, this is where football is most lived. I have become very hooked on what the club is, the people, and there is a connection with them. This stadium has something different. I have played on large fields … it is a stadium that any footballer would like to be in. For your Cadiz (referring to Carlos) do not worry that we go to First. I think I have many years left here. “ @ Cádiz_CF ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Image of the digital chat between Carlos Coello and Álex.@ Cádiz_CF Álex Fernández, a Cádiz player and Carlos Coello, a three-time world champion from Muaythai and born in the Andalusian city, held a digital talk yesterday in the section that opened the yellow team on its website, titled ‘Vis a Vis’. Carlos, who is in Thailand, began by narrating the situation that the country is experiencing with the coronavirus crisis: “In the town I am in there is no case, but to leave the house we have to wear a mask. There is a curfew, the gym is closed, and we do solo work to maintain ourselves. “ Álex gave his vision of how the return to work will be for the teams: “I think it will start behind closed doors. It would be a big risk putting 30,000, 40,000 people in a stadium. If there was a second wave it would be catastrophic. We have no idea what will happen or when. With all the people who are dying … to think about resuming the competition “.Carlos, who was caught in the coronavirus crisis in Thailand, stated that he was going to return to Cádiz before this happened: “I was preparing my return to Cádiz before this. I really wanted to fight in Cádiz to remove the thorn from the last defeat. That day my opponent was better than me. After that defeat came three more victories. “The footballer is an admirer of the fighter, whom he knows personally, and stated that he would like to try in the martial arts: “My wife does karate. When I retire I may go if she is excited, at home she teaches me some kata. I would like to practice it someday “.last_img read more

first_img This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. Officials from the major insurance companies were not following themes of gloom and doom and instead told the Energy and Commerce Committee that the overhaul has not triggered a government takeover of their industry, and that their stock prices are doing well.    The New York Times: Called by Republicans, Health Insurers Deliver Unexpected TestimonyHouse Republicans summoned a half-dozen health insurance executives to a hearing Wednesday envisioned as another forum for criticism of the Affordable Care Act. But insurers refused to go along with the plan, and surprised Republican critics of the law by undercutting some of their arguments against it. Insurers, appearing before a panel of the Energy and Commerce Committee, testified that the law had not led to a government takeover of their industry, as some Republicans had predicted. Indeed, several insurers said their stock prices had increased in the last few years (Pear, 5/7).The Associated Press: Health Insurers: Payment Rates Above 80 PercentAetna reported payment rates in “the low- to mid-80 percent range;” Wellpoint said the rate was as high as 90 percent for those whose premium had come due; the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association said 80 to 85 percent; and the Health Care Service Corporation, which sells Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in five states, pegged the rate at 83 percent or above. The figures were in line with what individual insurers have said on earnings calls with analysts and elsewhere in recent weeks. Democrats seized on the figures disclosed at a House hearing as the latest sign that the health care law has defied its critics and is working (5/7).The Wall Street Journal: Insurers: High Proportion Of Health Plan Enrollees Paid PremiumsInsurance company executives on Wednesday told Congress that high proportions of people signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act paid their first month’s premium, fueling the partisan fight over the impact of the health law. Officials from Aetna Inc., WellPoint Inc. and Health Care Service Corp. said that in March and April they had seen around 80 percent to 90 percent of enrollees who faced payment deadlines respond to invoices by the insurers’ deadlines. They expect more people who had signed up for coverage toward the end of the enrollment period to pay in the coming weeks (Radnofsky, 5/7).USA Today: Insurers: Most New Enrollees Have Paid Health PremiumsInsurers also have duplicate enrollments caused by the disastrous launch of the federal exchange website. Many people were advised to start from scratch, but their original applications were still in the system, Pratt said. The insurers said back-end payment issues are still causing problems (Kennedy, 5/7).The Fiscal Times: Insurers: 80 To 90 Percent Have Paid PremiumsExecutives from some of the largest insurance companies in the country just poured cold water on Republicans’ claims that a significant portion of Obamacare enrollees had not paid their premiums. In congressional testimony on Wednesday, executives from Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna and WellPoint estimated about 80 to 90 percent of people who had signed up for plans on the state or federal exchanges had paid their first month’s premiums. For months, Republicans have attacked the Obama administration for not releasing figures on how many people had paid their first month’s premiums. Though the administration still has not cited official figures, they have previously cited insurers’ estimates that about 80 percent had paid (Ehley, 5/7). Politico Pro: Health Plans Say Payment Rates HighInsurance executives testifying on Capitol Hill for the first time since Obamacare enrollment ended confirmed that the vast majority of enrollees have started paying their premiums — but wouldn’t say how much the cost of coverage will rise next year. Top officials for Wellpoint, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna told the House Energy and Commerce oversight subcommittee that 80 percent to 90 percent of enrollees in the new marketplaces have paid at least their first month’s premium, as insurers had already suggested. But they had little to say when Republicans tried to pry more information from them (Cunningham, 5/7). Insurers: Payment Rates Above 80% For Plans Purchased On Health Exchangeslast_img read more