Diego Martínez: “What gives me the most anger is the expulsion, Barça doesn’t need it to win”

first_imgI congratulated my players because we have been very focused. We lacked a bit of precision. We have defended very well and we have bothered Barça-Has it influenced playing with one less?I found it very rigorous. In the same minute Vidal has gone without yellow. It is very hard and annoys me for my players. Barcelona doesn’t even need these grants.Are you going happy despite the defeat?The result must be assumed. The team has played with soul. But what causes me the most anger and hurts is the expulsion. Where has the equipment failed?In attack we have been able to do things better, but it would be very unfair to point them out. Every time a Barça player catches it, everything is extremely difficult.Have you noticed many differences with this Barça de Quique Setién?We expected a club with the ball and pressing up. They make all the walls at the first touch and play very precise. If Barça has its day it is unstoppable.Has Germán been irresponsible with that entry?I have not seen it, but I insist that it hurts me the most is that next week we lose it.In the press conference on Saturday, he commented that they were going to Camp Nou to do things they didn’t want, what did he mean?I didn’t want to be so much without the ball, but Barça forces you to always be in a low block. What rating do you make of the match?last_img read more

Health Law Medicare Benefit Design Draw Congressional Attention

first_imgHealth Law, Medicare Benefit Design Draw Congressional Attention House GOP doctors released a “health care state of the union” video that included health law criticisms, but no talk of repeal. Meanwhile, issues like Medicare copays and quality were discussed during a Ways and Means hearing earlier this week.The Hill: GOP Doctors Slam ‘ObamaCare’ In ‘Healthcare State Of The Union’House Republican doctors released a “healthcare state of the union” video Wednesday that criticizes President Obama’s signature healthcare law but does not mention repealing it. The video shows floor speeches from frequent critics of the healthcare law, including Reps. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) and Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.). It shows lawmakers arguing that the Affordable Care Act will raise costs and criticizing its taxes on medical devices (Baker, 2/27). Medpage Today: Link Medicare Copays, Quality, Congress ToldMedicare should be allowed to vary patient copays so that beneficiaries pay less for higher-quality, higher-value services, health reform experts told Congress Tuesday. Lawmakers should give Medicare the flexibility to charge patients more or less depending on the relative value of that service, experts told the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee in a hearing examining Medicare’s benefit design. For example, diabetic patients should have lower copayments on eye exams than nondiabetic patients. … On Wednesday, the Senate Special Committee on Aging will examine ways to reform Medicare’s delivery models without reducing benefits. The Senate Finance Committee will hold a similar hearing on Thursday (Pittman, 2/27).Kaiser Health News: FAQ On Medicare Doctor Pay: Why Is It So Hard To Fix?While physicians have sidestepped drastic Medicare payment cuts for 2013, doctors’ groups and lawmakers are gearing up for yet another battle to scrap the formula that forces Congress to consider the “doc fix” on a yearly basis. For doctors, the nail-biter has become a familiar but frustrating rite. Lawmakers invariably defer the cuts prescribed by a 1997 reimbursement formula, which everyone agrees is broken beyond repair. But the deferrals are always temporary due to the difficulty of finding offsetting cuts to pay for a permanent fix (Carey, updated 2/27). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.last_img read more