Sergio Busquets spoke on the microphones of Movistar LaLiga after the match against Granada. He put a good note to the team. What feelings does the game leave?Leave good feelings. We have been a solid team. We had control of the ball. They have generated us little. It is true that it cost us when they retreated behind, but in general the team has played a good game What has changed in this match with respect to the previous ones with Valverde?It is not about comparing. Each coach has his style and his way of watching football. You will see what Setien asks us. We are not going to reveal it. We are delighted with what Ernesto has done and we are delighted with Setién.But it seems that the pressure has been higher.Having people inside, it is better to run ahead and press. There have been moments of game in which we have achieved it. We will catch it fast and we have to grow and fight for everythingBartomeu said that the team needed a boost. It will be good?The board has believed it that way and we, whoever it is, will try to make the momentum great. We are on time.Is Riqui Puig among those who can give a boost to the team?He has many things to mature but it looks like he can be here.
KQED: California Frets Over Funding After Congress Misses Health Care Deadlines The New York Times: Bill To Rescue Children’s Health Program Hits Snag In House Several states have drawn up contingency plans that involve capping enrollment and possibly taking steps to shut down their programs should funding not come through in time. Last week, Utah became the first state to request federal permission to wind down its program if Congress doesn’t renew funding by the end of the year. Utah’s program serves 19,000 children, and the state is also home to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) who oversees CHIP in Congress and is an influential supporter of the program. (Hackman, 10/4) CHIP Funding Measure Passes Through Committees, But It’s Not Smooth Sailing Ahead For Bill The provisions Republicans want to add to reauthorize funds for the Children’s Health Insurance Program rankle Democrats, which might mean a bitter fight over of the popular program. Meanwhile, states are bracing for the worst. During the House panel’s markup hearing Wednesday, Democrat members slammed a Republican proposal to partially pay for CHIP by charging higher Medicare premiums to seniors earning more than $500,000. The Senate version of the bill does not suggest an offset to fund the program. “Here we are with a partisan bill that asks for coverage of children on the backs of seniors,” said Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.). The suggestion could derail CHIP altogether, warned Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), who noted that other bills circling in Congress, including proposed tax cuts, don’t suggest how they will be funded. But some Republicans maintained that higher Medicare premiums for wealthy beneficiaries likely wouldn’t be a hardship. (Dickson, 10/4) The Wall Street Journal: States Worry Federal Funding For Children’s Health Program Won’t Come In Time Legislation to rescue the Children’s Health Insurance Program sailed through a Senate committee on Wednesday, but touched off a partisan conflict in the House, diminishing hopes that the popular program would be quickly refinanced. Funding for the program expired on Sunday, and state officials said they would soon start notifying families that children could lose coverage if Congress did not provide additional money. It was impossible to say when Congress might pass a bill and send it to President Trump. (Pear, 10/4) More than a million California children get their health insurance from the Children’s Health Insurance Program, also know as “CHIP.” But Congress missed an Oct. 1 deadline to renew CHIP funding — a lapse that many blame on the drawn-out effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (Feibel, 10/4) Bipartisan negotiations over an extension of children’s health insurance are veering off course, raising doubts that legislation can be passed quickly. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) played hardball on Wednesday, saying a fix for ObamaCare that is being negotiated by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) should be attached to the children’s health funding bill. (Sullivan, 10/4) Morning Consult: Grassley Pressing To Include Drug Pricing Measures In CHIP Reauthorization Modern Healthcare: House, Senate Committees Pass CHIP Bill Proposals The Associated Press: Parties Fight Over Funding Children’s Health Insurance The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the measure on a party-line 28-23 vote. The program covers 8.9 million low-income children, and a renewal of funds for it seems virtually inevitable. But four days after the program’s federal funding expired, the bill’s problems were underscored as Democrats opposed GOP plans for financing the extension and a related community health center bill. The GOP cuts include trimming a public health fund established under former President Barack Obama’s health care law and making it harder for people buying individual health coverage to avoid paying premiums. (Fram, 10/4) The Hill: Children’s Health-Care Bill Faces New Obstacles Sen. Chuck Grassley, a senior member and former chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, is pressing GOP leaders to tackle high drug prices in a critical bill to renew funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Grassley (R-Iowa), who has tried for years to advance legislation targeting rising prescription drug costs to little avail, is pushing two bills as potential offsets for CHIP funding. Both measures have some bipartisan support, but neither has advanced in previous congressional sessions amid fierce pushback from the pharmaceutical industry. (Reid, 10/4) This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.