The Arizona Cardinals, in search of pass rushing help, made a push to sign linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul away from the New York Giants.Unfortunately for them, Pierre-Paul on Tuesday decided not to leave the Big Apple, as he agreed to a one-year contract that can be worth up to $10.5 million, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.It’s certainly a blow to the Cardinals’ free agency plans, as they were hoping to land the 27-year-old who tallied just one sack in eight games last season but has 43 in six years, 12.5 of which came in 2014. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling FILE – In this Dec. 6, 2015, file photo, New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul reacts during the Giants’ NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J. Pierre-Paul has filed a lawsuit seeking in more than $15,000 in damages against ESPN and reporter Adam Schefter for posting his medical records. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Miami Dade County in Florida, alleges that Pierre-Paul’s privacy was violated–as was Florida’s medical records statute–by the report last summer after the player severely injured his right hand in a fireworks accident on July 4. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) While not what they were hoping for, if it’s any consolation, Pierre-Paul was appreciative of the Cardinals’ interest. Comments Share We’ll never know if Pierre-Paul was Arizona’s top target, and no doubt they will press on with their plans to land a pass rusher. Word came out Tuesday that Tamba Hali was staying with the Chiefs, though, so the options seem to be dwindling.But if nothing else, their pursuit of Pierre-Paul shows the Cardinals are very interested in upgrading their pass rush. The trick is, of course, actually being able to do it. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. Missing Paperwork Puts At Risk Coverage For Tens Of Thousands According to the Obama administration, as many as 115,000 people could lose the new insurance they obtained under the health law because they did not prove they were legal immigrants or U.S. citizens who were eligible for that coverage. Another 363,000 people must submit documentation to verify their incomes by Sept. 30 or lose their subsidies. These two numbers combined represent about 10 percent of the people who signed up through the online insurance marketplaces. The New York Times: U.S. To End Coverage Under Health Care Law For Tens Of ThousandsThe Obama administration said on Monday that it planned to terminate health insurance for 115,000 people on Oct. 1 because they had failed to prove that they were United States citizens or legal immigrants eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. It also told 363,000 people that they could lose financial aid because their incomes could not be verified (Pear, 9/15).Los Angeles Times: Many May Lose Obamacare Coverage Because Of Missing PaperworkSome 115,000 people are poised to be cut from insurance rolls at the end of the month because they haven’t verified their citizenship or immigration status. Another 363,000 people haven’t sent in the necessary forms proving their income, a key requirement for calculating the size of government subsidies some consumers are eligible to receive under the law. Together, that represents about 10% of those who signed up for coverage on new federal marketplaces created by the law (Levey, 9/15).The Wall Street Journal: Tens Of Thousands Likely To Lose Health Insurance At End Of SeptemberThe government is now set to inform insurers to terminate at the end of the month the coverage those people bought through HealthCare.gov. A provision in the Affordable Care Act bars people living in the U.S. without authorization from obtaining coverage through the site. Federal officials also said they would send notices to about 279,000 people whose income can’t be verified, giving them until Sept. 30 to submit further documentation. Those people won’t lose their coverage if they don’t respond, but the tax credits that offset the cost of their premiums could be suspended (Radnofsky, 9/15).The Washington Post: 115,000 Immigrants To Lose Health Coverage By Sept. 30 Because Of Lack Of Status DataThose individuals can still send in the needed information to the federal exchange and if they are found eligible, they will be able to regain coverage, officials said. They will be considered under a special category reserved for people who have experienced a major life change, such as having a baby or getting divorced or losing a job with health insurance. Separately, about 363,000 consumers who have coverage could lose financial subsidies for their insurance premiums unless they clear up information about their incomes that differs from that on federal tax records. If those individuals don’t provide updated income information by Sept. 30, federal health officials will adjust their premiums to “reflect what we have in our records,” said Andy Slavitt, principal deputy administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which manages HealthCare.gov, the federal exchange (Sun, 9/15).Reuters: U.S. Says 115,000 Could Lose Obamacare Insurance Over ImmigrationThe Obama administration on Monday said 115,000 people in 36 states could lose their private health insurance under Obamacare after Sept. 30, because of unresolved data problems involving their citizenship or immigration status. Another 363,000 people could see their insurance costs change, due to problems involving income data that is used to determine whether enrollees qualify for federal subsidies to help pay premiums on health plans obtained through the federal insurance marketplace, according to the administration. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which operates the federal marketplace for consumers in 36 states, said the number of people with data problems is down from June when 966,000 had citizenship or immigration discrepancies and 1.6 million people had problem data involving income (9/15). USA Today: Feds Give Immigrants More Time On Health CareAbout 115,000 of 966,000 people who bought plans on HealthCare.gov and owed more information about their immigration status have unresolved issues, Andy Slavitt, principal deputy administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said. These people were given a deadline of Sept. 5 to submit information — they now have until Sept. 30 to provide proof of their citizenship, or they will lose coverage. After that date, those people can reapply if they can prove citizenship even though the open enrollment period is closed. The other 851,000 people either have had their cases resolved, or the cases are in the process of being resolved. Slavitt would not comment on how the resolved cases were decided. “The good news is they have been able to resolve one way or another most of the problem applications where federal databases could not verify income or legal status,” says health care consultant Kip Piper, a former state and federal Medicare official (O’Donnell, 9/15).McClatchy: Feds Offer Lifeline To 115,000 Facing Loss Of Health CoverageAfter failing to respond to multiple outreach attempts, more than 100,000 people could lose their federal marketplace health coverage on Sept. 30, while more than three times that many could see their premiums increase, if they fail to verify their income, U.S. residency or immigration status as required by the Obama administration. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the deadline on Monday when it began sending out cancellation warnings to 115,000 people in 36 states who haven’t yet provided the proper citizenship and immigration documents with their applications for coverage (Pugh, 9/15).The Fiscal Times: Thousands Of Obamacare Enrollees To Lose CoverageSome 115,000 people who signed up for health insurance through the federal marketplace this year will lose their coverage at the end of the month for failing to provide the government with proof of citizenship or immigration status. Officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said they sent out notices to 300,000 enrollees last month, asking them to verify their citizenship, which is required to receive health coverage under Obamacare (Ehley, 9/15).