MarKus & Chandler off the edge? I may have to up my INTs goals next year.— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) March 15, 2016 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Making moves I see! #ValueMove— Patrick Peterson /P2 (@P2) March 15, 2016 Spent sometime w/ @Chan95Jones in NE.. Good guy.. Gonna bring energy to the team.. Glad to have him— Adrian Wilson (@adrian_wilson24) March 15, 2016Jones himself seems to be excited about the move. How I feel when I hear we just traded for @Chan95Jones pic.twitter.com/CQlASStWLo— Calais Campbell (@Campbell93) March 15, 2016 I want to thank the @Patriots, the Kraft family, and all of Pats Nation for making my time in New England so special pic.twitter.com/HMFout878i The Arizona Cardinals were close to reaching Super Bowl 50 last season, but fell short in the NFC Championship Game in large part due to their inability to pressure Carolina quarterback Cam Newton.Afterwards, the team made no secret of its desire to upgrade the pass rush, and attempts to sign free agents Jason Pierre-Paul and Bruce Irvin indicated just how serious they were.The Cardinals finally achieved their goal Tuesday when they acquired 2015 Pro Bowler Chandler Jones from the New England Patriots in exchange for lineman Jonathan Cooper and a second-round pick. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories — ♛Chandler Jones (@chanjones55) March 15, 2016Of course, while the Cardinals were understandably excited about adding Jones, there were also some well wishes for Cooper, who will be leaving the team after three seasons. The LORD has answered my prayers!!!!!🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— Patrick Peterson /P2 (@P2) March 15, 2016 Comments Share The trade shocked the NFL landscape, and instantly made Arizona’s defense substantially better.Not surprisingly, members of the team were pleased with the deal, and they tweeted as much upon learning of the deal. Best of luck to my brother Coop on East Coast love you dawg ‼️ @TheUnderDog_64— D.J. Humphries (@74_hump) March 15, 2016 🤔— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) March 15, 2016 #Birdgang what up??— ♛Chandler Jones (@chanjones55) March 15, 2016 Transforming..— Andre Ellington (@AEllington38) March 15, 2016
A selection of health policy stories from New York, Indiana, South Carolina, California and Kansas.The New York Times: Debating A Fix For Hospitals In Dire StraitsOf all the issues in the Democratic primary for mayor, one of the few that most candidates seem to agree on is that struggling New York City hospitals need to be saved. … Despite the discourse, it is the state that regulates hospitals and gives the grants and loans needed to keep them from failing. And Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is not throwing the hospitals a lifeline (Hartocollis, 9/6).The Associated Press: W. Ind. Prison Inmates Provide End-Of-Life CareInmates at a western Indiana prison are trained to give end-of-life care for their cellmates through a hospice program as a way to help deal with an aging prison population. The program at the Wabash Valley Correctional Institute in Carlisle, 35 miles south of Terre Haute, was the idea of a prisoner who had watched his friend die of lung cancer in 2009 without a single outside visitor. Inmate volunteers have cared for 50 convicts in their final days over the past three years, The Indianapolis Star reports (9/8).The Associated Press: Medicaid Agency Helping School Clinics SucceedFour high-poverty schools in Charleston County [South Carolina] could become a statewide model for in-school medical clinics that offer parents a convenient way to take their children to the doctor’s office. … Agency officials say they want to simultaneously help the clinics grow and become financially stable, so services don’t depend on fluctuating grants. That involves helping enroll qualifying students in the government health care program for the poor and disabled, as well as training staff on how to bill Medicaid for services (Adcox, 9/9).The Hill: AFL-CIO Convention Avoids Health Care Union’s ProtestsThe AFL-CIO narrowly avoided an embarrassing union-led protest by canceling convention events that spotlighted a health care company. The National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) was planning to protest events highlighting Kaiser Permanente, scheduled for Sunday and Monday this week in Los Angeles (Bogardus, 9/9).Kansas Health Institute: Inspector General’s Report Has Rural Hospitals WorriedA new report from the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services includes recommendations that — if acted upon — could undermine hundreds of small, rural hospitals across the nation including scores in Kansas, hospital officials and some rural health experts say (Shields, 9/9).California Healthline: Home Health Industry Could Use More Regulation, According To UCLAUC-Los Angeles researchers yesterday released a study that concluded more regulation is needed among home health care workers in California. … A bill is pending in the current session, AB 1217 by Assembly member Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), which would establish certification of home health workers. The bill has raised privacy concerns because it calls for posting of certification data — including names of care givers — online. Other concerns revolve around the possible rise in cost of home health services (Gorn, 9/6). State Highlights: Democratic Gov. Hopefuls Spar Over Hospitals In N.Y. This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.