Cross Country Prepared To Race At NCAA Midwest Regional

first_img Midwest Regional Central The Midwest Regionals, along with other regional championships conducted throughout the country, will determine which teams athletes will qualify to compete in the NCAA Championships set to take place in Terre Haute, Ind., next weekend. The top two teams from each region and top four individuals not on qualifying teams from each region will advance to the NCAA Championships.The women’s 6k is set to begin at 11 a.m. with the men’s 10k race following at noon as the Ashton Cross Country Course. The race will be the first 10k of the season for the Drake men’s team. With nine states making up the Midwest Region, Drake will see plenty of competition and a deep field vying for a potential spot in the NCAA field.  The Drake University men’s and women’s cross country teams are set to appear at the annual NCAA Midwest Regional Championships on Friday, Nov. 11 in Iowa City, Iowa. Story Links Junior Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) leads Drake’s woman’s team in the Regional meet. Cofer recently finished 28th at the MVC Championship in the 5-kilometer course. For the bulk of the women’s team, this will be their first NCAA Regional competition as Cofer has helped lead a roster that features seven underclassmen. Last year at the NCAA Regionals, Cofer was the fifth Bulldog across the finish line on a veteran-laden team.  Drake senior, Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) has led the men’s team this season and recently won the 2016 MVC Championships. With the conference title, Fischer became the 13th Bulldog to become an MVC Cross Country Champion and earned the MVC Elite 18 award. Last year, Fischer finished 20th at the NCAA Midwest Regionals in the men’s 10-kilometer event with a time of 24:31.8.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Podcast KHNs What the Health Whither work requirements

first_img While the overall number of people buying coverage in the health law’s exchanges rose, the number of people not getting help with their premiums fell for the third-straight year. While some consumers may have found other coverage (through Medicare or jobs), rising premiums have been a problem. The court decision blocking Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirement does not necessarily preclude other states’ work requirements from going forward. But the decision is likely to spark lawsuits in those states that have already had their work programs approved by HHS. The window for bipartisan action on health care costs on Capitol Hill has closed. The Justice Department’s decision to join the state attorneys general lawsuit on preexisting conditions was likely the last straw. Issues surrounding coverage of preexisting conditions will now likely dominate the political discussion leading up to the midterm elections this fall. Two things worth noting from the month of June. First, the recent court decision on risk-corridor payments to insurers seems to be a significant blow to the industry. Also, the Trump administration announced a major reorganization of Cabinet-level agencies. Although this is a common step for an administration, and something that rarely moves beyond “pie-in-the-sky” discussions, this one seems to be encapsulating the debate about the safety-net and social welfare programs. This article was reprinted from with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente. Read the latest on the Bill of the Month series:”Father’s And Son’s Injuries Lead To The Mother Of All Therapy Bills,” By Stephanie O’Neill.Related StoriesGender biases are extremely common among health care professionalsCannabis users could be more tolerant to anesthesia agentsUnited Nations sounds alarm bell on drug-resistant infectionsIf you have a medical bill you’d like NPR and KHN to investigate, you can submit it here.Plus, for “extra credit,” the panelists recommend their favorite health stories of the week they think you should read, too:Julie Rovner: Kaiser Health News’ “Unlocked And Loaded: Families Confront Dementia And Guns,” by JoNel Aleccia and Melissa BaileyStephanie Armour: NPR’s “Rising Cost of PrEP to Prevent HIV Infection Pushes It Out of Reach for Many,” by Shefali Luthra and Anna GormanAnna Edney: The New York Times’ “Emergency Rooms Run Out of Vital Drugs, and Patients Are Feeling It,” by Katie ThomasJoanne Kenen: The Washington Post’s “College Students Are Forming Mental-Health Clubs — and They’re Making a Difference,” By Amy Ellis NuttTo hear all our podcasts, click here.And subscribe to What the Health? on iTunes, Stitcher or Google Play.center_img Jul 6 2018A federal District Court judge in Washington, D.C., has — for now — blocked Kentucky’s proposal to add a work requirement for much of its adult Medicaid population. The decision, while far from final, is likely to prompt lawsuits from advocates in other states where the Department of Health and Human Services has approved similar proposals.Also this week, HHS released updated enrollment information about those purchasing health insurance in the individual market. Despite efforts by the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress to depress enrollment by cutting outreach and canceling federal payments to insurers, the number of people who actually paid their first month’s premium was up slightly in 2018, compared with 2017.This week’s panelists for KHN’s “What the Health?” are: Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Joanne Kenen of Politico.Among the takeaways from this week’s podcast:last_img read more