Insurers are scaling back telehealth to pre-COVID levels, which were limited, resuming out-of-pocket payments and using time-consuming prior authorizations that can deter doctors. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas initially planned to end telehealth expansion May 31 but has moved the date three times. It's now Aug. 31.
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Tips for Choosing the Right Football Facemask
Facemasks are a requirement for most sports that involve wearing a helmet. They are designed to protect the entire face, especially the eyes, nose, and mouth. During hard contact sports like football and baseball, a player is focused more on making the play and less on safety. A quality facemask allows them to keep their mind in the game without having to worry about getting hit in the face.
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The Cowboys (3-9) can say they are in the NFC East chase as they sit two games behind the Giants and Washington, but Washington owns the tiebreaker on Dallas because it swept the Cowboys. The Cowboys end the season Jan. 3 at the Giants.
According to the statement, the non-standardized facemasks present "particular safety risks," and also more frequently fail the certification tests from the company (NOCSAE) which approves equipment for the NFL. All helmets and facemasks have to be certified by this organization, though it's unclear if the facemasks that did make it through last season actually failed or not.
ATLANTA — With an eye toward getting back on the field during a pandemic, the NFL is working on a helmet face guard that might provide the same sort of protection as a surgical mask.
Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay, who heads up the league’s competition committee, said the issue was raised during a conference call about a month ago.
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McNabb's was more of a mini-slide: He played well over the first half of the 2008 season before hitting a rough patch, and just needed a jolt to get out of it. Wentz's issues are more severe. There is now a 12-game sample size that points to the veteran quarterback being broken, from his mechanics to his field vision to his decision-making. Those are not issues that can be repaired in a week's time. The best-case scenario is that it gets fixed over an entire offseason of work.
Jalen Hurts has served as the backup quarterback to Carson Wentz for 12 games this Eagles season. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images
McNabb had already been to five Pro Bowls and had led the team to four NFC Championship Games and a Super Bowl appearance. It would have been impossible for Reid to sell to the locker room that a second-year player in Kolb, who struggled mightily in the second half of that Baltimore game (10-of-23, 73 yards, 2 INT), gave the Eagles the best chance to win moving forward.
The problem with having foggy lenses, apart from being just plain annoying, is that you’ll want to grab your eyeglasses to either wipe them off or lift them temporarily away from your face to allow them to de-fog before re-applying them. And this breaks the cardinal rule of preventing the spread of Covid-19, namely “Don’t touch your face.”
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