No. 1 ranked Mona Shores loses first-half lead, falls to Rockford 34-21 in a battle of state powers

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Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Not relevant Dude Perfect Signature Bow Nerf Sports Bi… Share Bestseller By Steve GunnLocalSportsJournal.comNORTON SHORES – If Mona Shores football fans can take any comfort from Friday night’s encounter with Rockford, it’s that their team can overcome critical mistakes at crucial times against a very good team, and still make a game of it.But in the end the Sailors could not overcome the performance of Rockford running back Jaiden Friesen, who ran for 211 yards and five touchdowns in the Rams’ 34-21 victory on Mona Shores’ home field.Mona Shores, which came into the game ranked No. 1 in the state in Division 2, dropped to 3-1 on the season. Rockford, ranked third in Division 1, is now 4-0.Friesen did a lot of damage when the Sailors could least afford it.Mona Shores led 14-7 with just seconds left before halftime when Friesen broke loose for a 51-yard touchdown run. The PAT kick made the score 14-14 at the break.Mona Shores’ Tre’shawn Hatcher takes the hand-off from Caden Broersma. Photo/Eric SturrThen late in the game, with Rockford clinging to a 27-21 lead and facing a fourth-and-one at the Mona Shores 37, Friesen broke through for another touchdown scamper to ice the victory for his team.“He’s a big back,” said Mona Shores Coach Matt Koziak. “They do a great job. They don’t deviate from what they do, which is why they’ve been in the playoffs for 20-plus years. That’s a great football team, it was a great football game, but we’ve got to play better in games like this.”The Sailors were their own worst enemies at key times, particularly in the fatal second half.After falling behind 20-14 in the third quarter, Mona Shores mishandled a snap from center and Rockford jumped on the loose ball, giving the Rams first down at the Sailor 20. The Mona Shores defense held its ground, forcing Rockford to attempt and miss a 31-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter, and it looked like a new ballgame.But the Sailors were flagged for roughing the kicker, a 15-yard penalty, and two plays later Friesen scored from a yard out. The extra point put Rockford up 27-14.Mona Shores fought back, scoring on a 5-yard run by Brady Rose with 1:22 left in the game, and the extra point pulled the Sailors within striking distance at 27-21.Mona Shores then tried an onside kick, but the ball went out of bounds and Rockford took over at the Sailor 46. The Sailor defense again held tough, forcing the Rams into the fourth down situation with 1:05 remaining, before Friesen nailed the coffin shut with his final touchdown run.Mona Shores’ Brady Rose turns the corner and picks up a first down for the Sailors. Photo/Eric Sturr“We didn’t execute when we had to, but a lot of that had to do with Rockford and their scheme,” Koziak said. “You can’t get behind the sticks against Rockford.”Rockford took the opening kickoff of the game, drove 77 yards on 14 plays, and scored on a 4-yard run by Friesen. The Sailors answered on their first possession, driving 71 yards on eight plays for a TD, which was scored on a 31-yard run by Rose. The extra point made the score 7-7.The teams traded punts after that, then the Sailors went up 14-7 midway through the second quarter on a 19-yard touchdown run by Tre Hatcher.That lead nearly held up until halftime, but a tough decision took that opportunity away.The Sailors faced a fourth-and-three at the Rockford 43 with under a minute left in the half. They decided to go for the first down, but were stopped short, giving Rockford the ball with 25 seconds left. Friesen broke loose for his 51-yard touchdown on third-and-14 from the Rockford 49, and the Rams went into the locker room with the momentum.“There is still another half to play, but going in 14-7 instead of 14-14 is really different, for sure,” Koziak said.That led to the second-half mistakes by the Sailors and three more Friesen touchdowns, and Mona Shores had its first loss of the season.While Koziak was disappointed with the loss, he credited the players for staying in the game despite their errors. He also encouraged them to remember the pain of the loss and use it for motivation down the road.“Ultimately you want to win football games,” the coach said. “The kids work extremely hard, so this should hurt and this should feel bad, because this is what they work for. We don’t want them to forget what this feels like. They should draw energy from this.”Hatcher led the Sailors with 71 yards on 10 carries while Rose finished with 67 on five carries. 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Bosa says extension came together faster than he expected

first_img LIVE TV COMMENT Associated Press Television News Joey Bosa isn’t known for displaying much emotion on or off the field but becoming the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player has slightly taken him aback.“The best moment was when I got that call from my dad. A lot of screaming, a lot of colorful language but it was a great moment in the car,” the Los Angeles Chargers defensive end said Monday. “I was telling him to stop because he was making me cry driving home. I was scared I was going to crash.“It means the world. I had no real expectations on exactly where it was going to end up. It’s hard to even comprehend, you know, with all the amazing players that came before me and will come after me.”Bosa signed his five-year, $135 million extension over the weekend. The two sides agreed to terms last Tuesday when Chargers veterans reported to training camp for physicals. Bosa reported 10 minutes before the deadline because he was waiting in his car for the agreement to be reached.The 6-foot-5, 280-pound Bosa acknowledged the extension came together faster than he expected because there weren’t many conversations during the offseason due to the uncertainty created by the pandemic. There were two huge factors in Bosa’s favor — the benchmark was established when Cleveland’s Myles Garrett signed his five-year, $125-million extension three weeks ago and there were concerns Bosa would hold out again.Bosa, who missed 31 days in 2016 after being the third overall pick out of Ohio State, remains one of the few first-round picks to hold out since the collective bargaining agreement established a rookie salary scale in 2011.The Chargers were also eager to avoid a holdout involving one of their top players for a second straight season. Running back Melvin Gordon didn’t report until the fourth week of the regular season last year. He didn’t receive an extension and signed with Denver during the offseason.“They know what I bring to the team and I know my own value,” Bosa said. “I think they have seen the body of work. Neither one of us wanted to butt heads and I certainly didn’t want to go anywhere else.”Bosa tied for second in the AFC last season with 11.5 sacks and he has had double-digit sacks in three of his four seasons. He was third among defensive ends and second in the AFC with 60 tackles, including 16 for loss, 25 quarterback hits and a forced fumble. He is averaging 0.78 sacks per game over his career (40 sacks in 51 games). That is third among players over the past four seasons with at least 40 games played.He now becomes the face of a franchise that is moving into SoFI Stadium in Inglewood and looking to bounce back from a disappointing 5-11 campaign last year. Bosa and Melvin Ingram make up one of the best pass rushing duos in the league but got some help during the offseason with the signings of defensive tackle Linval Joseph and cornerback Chris Harris. The Chargers also traded into the first round of the draft to take linebacker Kenneth Murray.Los Angeles also has safety Derwin James, who missed the first 10 games last season due to a foot injury after he was an All-Pro selection as a rookie. The identity of the team might be more geared toward defense following Philip Rivers’ departure after 14 years as the starting quarterback.“We’re adding more pieces to the puzzle. I mean, I think it’s up to us to create that identity and we might not know what it is yet, but this is the year to do it,” Bosa said.Bosa doesn’t know how long he will remain at the top of the league’s pay chart among defensive players, but he has an idea that his brother, Nick, will surpass him in a couple years. Nick Bosa was the second overall pick by San Francisco last season and was an integral part of the 49ers team that reached the Super Bowl.“It’ll probably be a short-lived record, which is great because I’m happy to just set the bar and, you know, maybe my brother in a few years will surpass me,” Joey Bosa said. “If anybody can do it, I know he can.”Image credits: AP Written By Last Updated: 4th August, 2020 07:29 IST Bosa Says Extension Came Together Faster Than He Expected Joey Bosa isn’t known for displaying much emotion on or off the field but becoming the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player has slightly taken him abackcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US First Published: 4th August, 2020 07:29 ISTlast_img read more

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Jimmy Fallon says he was “devastated” by reaction to Trump interview

first_imgNBC/Andrew Lipovsky(NEW YORK) — In a soul-searching interview with The New York Times, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon says he was “devastated” by reaction to his now infamous, hair-tousling interview with Donald Trump during the 2016 election campaign.Fallon has clearly thought a lot about that interview in recent weeks as rival Stephen Colbert of CBS’s The Late Show has ridden nightly anti-Trump humor to consistent ratings wins, though The Tonight Show still does better with a younger audience that advertisers like.“I’m a people pleaser,” Fallon tells the paper, explaining his response to criticism that he had “normalized” Trump during the contentious campaign. “If there’s one bad thing on Twitter about me, it will make me upset. So, after this happened, I was devastated. I didn’t mean anything by it. I was just trying to have fun.”Of his critics Fallon says, “They have a right to be mad,” adding, “If I let anyone down, it hurt my feelings that they didn’t like it. I got it.”Fallon explains that the hair-tousling moment maybe didn’t come off as he intended. “I didn’t do it to humanize him,” he tells the Times. “I almost did it to minimize him. I didn’t think that would be a compliment: ‘He did the thing that we all wanted to do.’”Still, don’t expect the chipper host and his celebrity-driven show to make a turn towards the political.“I don’t want to be bullied into not being me, and not doing what I think is funny,” he tells the paper. “Just because some people bash me on Twitter, it’s not going to change my humor or my show.”“It’s not The Jimmy Fallon Show. It’s The Tonight Show,” he added.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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Argentina to unleash attacking riches on Bosnia

first_imgBy Zoran MilosavljevicArgentina embark on an expected breeze through World Cup Group F on Sunday against a talented if inexperienced Bosnia side playing in the finals for the first time.The sides meet at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro where Lionel Messi’s side, boasting one of the world’s best attacks, will be hoping to return for the final on July 13 in search of their nation’s third world title.Messi scored his 38th Argentina goal in last week’s warmup win over Slovenia, opponents chosen specifically with Bosnia in mind.The Argentina captain will see it as a good omen as he looks to break a World Cup scoring hoodoo dating back to his 2006 debut in Germany and a goalless 2010 finals in South Africa.Messi appears in good shape and mood going into the tournament after a mixed season with hamstring problems and fewer goals than usual with a mere three for Argentina compared with the 13 he notched between June 2012 and June 2013.Argentina, who beat Bosnia 2-0 in a November friendly without Messi thanks to two Sergio Aguero goals, have an average defence compared with to their attacking riches but midfielder Fernando Gago said the key to success would be balance and playing as an 11-man unit.“We know that in the final quarter few teams can play at the speed of Angel (Di Maria), Kun (Aguero), Leo (Messi) The precision they have at such speed marks the difference,” Gago told reporters.“From my position I have to help them to ensure they get clean ball and give balance to the rear, you can’t cut the team (in half),” he told the sports daily Ole.“You need the 11 to attack and the 11 to defend The forwards have to have high precision and sometimes withdraw to break out in quick counters.”DZEKO ROLEStriker Gonzalo Higuain, the other member of Argentina’s “Fab Four” strike force, played the first half of Thursday’s practice for the reserves in a role coach Alejandro Sabella expects Bosnia danger man Edin Dzeko to play.With Higuain having recovered from a left ankle problem, Argentina should be at full strength against Bosnia in a group which also contains Nigeria and Iran.Bosnia coach Safet Susic, known for his penchant for attacking football, is likely to deploy a more conservative formation against Argentina with top scorer Dzeko as the lone striker operating in front of a five-man midfield.Having qualified for their first major tournament as an independent nation, Bosnia could not have asked for a tougher first appearance on the biggest stage.“We are up against the group favourites and a team whose ambition is to go all the way but nonetheless, we have high hopes of getting something from this game and going through to the last 16,” Susic said.The magnitude of the task has left Susic pondering how to use versatile midfielder Muhamed Besic, whose designated role was to man-mark Messi.Susuc hinted he was prepared to make a tactical U-turn.“It’s a dilemma but I now think it would be counterproductive to sacrifice a player of Besic’s fitness and ability just to man-mark Messi although he would be ideal for that role,” he said.“Messi will probably enjoy plenty of freedom but we need to have someone near him every time he gets the ball.”last_img read more

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PNG boxers to fight tonight

first_imgThe event which is a being promoted as a commemorative event for the 75th Anniversary of the Kokoda Track will feature PNG’s Katua (60kg), Charles Keama (52kg), Beupu Noki (56kg), John Ume (64kg) and female Laizani Soma (60kg) who will put on their gloves to face boxers from New South Wales and other states.Assistant coach, Mark Keto said he has been relishing the opportunity he has been given in the weeklong training camp leading up to tonight.“We are not only here (in Sydney) for boxing but will remember the great sacrifices made by Australian soldiers and Papua New Guineans on the Kokoda Track 75 years ago.“I encourage Papua New Guineans and even Australians who have close connections with our country either now or in the past to turn up at this event to support a great cause.“I thank Peter Morrison from Network Kokoda and his organisation for this great initiative to help soldiers and other Kokoda projects for giving us this opportunity to further our boxing knowledge,” said Keto.Keto also thanked the PNG Olympic Committee who provided the bulk of the funding as part of boxing’s preparations for the 2017 Mini Pacific Games in Vanuatu in December and the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.“All of them know they are competing for a place in the Oceania team so I am expecting them to go all out on Friday,” said Keto.last_img read more

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Kevin Durant leads way again as Warriors clip Rockets for 2-0 lead

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Boos regularly greeted both Harden and Chris Paul at deafening Oracle Arena, where the Rockets complained after a 104-100 Game 1 defeat that the officials missed foul calls when the Warriors closed out on Houston’s 3-point shooters.Paul celebrated and cheered when Harden drew a foul on Durant in the closing seconds of the third on a very such play. Harden converted three free throws to pull Houston within 82-75 going into the final 12 minutes.Harden scored seven straight Houston points during one stretch midway through the fourth, including a 3 at 7:25 that go the Rockets within 92-89. Stephen Curry connected for a key 3 at the 6:31 mark on the way to 20 points.Harden’s eyes were still red and bothering him postgame.“It’s pretty blurry right now. Hopefully it gets better day by day,” Harden said.ADVERTISEMENT Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Both teams were more composed when it came to mouthing off at the referees.Harden already had a history with official Scott Foster, who worked Tuesday’s game. The reigning MVP was fined $25,000 for calling Foster “rude and arrogant” following a 121-111 loss at the Lakers on Feb. 21 in which Harden fouled out.In Game 1, Paul was automatically ejected with 4.4 seconds left following a second technical and fined $35,000 by the NBA on Monday for making contact with official Josh Tiven.D’Antoni emphasized the scrutiny of officials “shouldn’t continue.”Durant’s run of five straight performances scoring at least 30 points was snapped.With 201 points over his previous five games, he became the fourth player in NBA history to score 200 or more in such a span — joining LeBron James, Allen Iverson and Michael Jordan.GREEN’S TECHNICALSGreen and Nene got tangled up and drew double technicals after Harden’s third free throw at the end of the third.With his fourth technical of the postseason, Green is three away from an automatic one-game suspension.The Warriors plan to reach out to the league about getting the technical rescinded because coach Steve Kerr considered it one of those intense plays that happen in the postseason. MOST READ TIP-INSRockets: Houston committed nine first-quarter turnovers leading to 14 Warriors points while shooting 7 for 19. … Reserve G Austin Rivers returned after he missed Game 1 with an illness. … Houston is 5-14 vs. the Warriors dating to the 2015 Western Conference finals won by the Warriors on the way to their first title in 40 years. … After going 14 of 47 from deep in the series opener, missing their initial eight threes and 27 straight to end Game 7 vs. Golden State last year, Houston shot 17 for 40 on 3s in Game 2.Warriors: The Warriors committed just 12 turnovers after it became a big focus after getting 20 in Game 1. … Golden State improved to 6-1 all-time in the postseason when using the starting lineup of Curry, Durant, Green, Iguodala and Thompson. … With 324 career postseason 3s, Thompson matched Manu Ginobili for fourth on the NBA’s all-time postseason list for 3s.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics LATEST STORIES Klay Thompson scored 21 points and hit consecutive 3-pointers late in the third. Green had 15 points, 12 rebounds — three on the offensive end over two possessions in the opening quarter — and seven assists.Game 3 is Saturday in Houston.Players on both sides stayed poised with cool heads.“I felt like both teams, both coaches, just let the refs do their jobs all night,” Durant said. “I think the refs did an amazing job, the players did a great job, and the coaches.”Durant set a tone when took an early charge from Harden and blocked one of his shots as Houston committed five quick turnovers that led to 10 points. Andre Iguodala, who also handled much of the load defending Harden, added 16 points, five rebounds and four assists.Curry dislocated his left middle finger in the first quarter but X-rays were negative and he returned with it taped.Curry missed his first four 3-point tries before hitting late in the first and played in foul trouble once more. He picked up his fourth with 6:43 in the third on a reach in, something he’s been working to stop doing.Harden injured his eyes with 6:39 left in the first, grabbing at his face after he and Green fought for a loose rebound and Green’s left hand got Harden in the face.When Harden went to the locker room with 6:27 left and a towel over his left eye for a cut, Green patted him on the back and checked to make sure he was OK. Harden returned at the 7:09 mark of the second.“That’s him. I didn’t have a doubt he was coming back unless it was something catastrophic,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. View comments Durant scored 29 points and established an early defensive tone against Harden, leading the Warriors past the Rockets 115-109 on Tuesday night as the focus refreshingly returned to basketball after two days of constant chatter about the officiating.“Tonight I think it was a great officiated game,” Golden State’s Draymond Green said. “They let us be physical, both teams, and they made the calls they needed to make. It was kind of disheartening for a game that I love since I was a child to see the talk over the last two days was nothing about basketball and everything about foul calls. Is that what this game is coming to?”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHarden got hit in both eyes early but was able to return and finished with 29 points and seven rebounds“I barely could see,” said Harden, who was treated with eye drops. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Houston Rockets’ James Harden, left, goes up for a shot as Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant defends during the first half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, California— Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors brought it on both ends, kept their mouths shut and handled business at home against James Harden and the Rockets.Now, the two-time defending champions are headed to Houston with a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. 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Desist From Acts that Undermine Police Credibility

first_imgThe Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gregory Coleman has stressed the importance of access to information, and admonished officers of the LNP to be prepared to account for their actions in the discharge of their duties.He said it is the right of the public to know and to be informed about police functions.Director Coleman said access to information is a fundamental human right as it increases transparency and government accountability, while allowing citizens to participate in matters affecting them.Coleman, according to an LNP release yesterday, said the Freedom of Information Law (FOI) is essential and promotes transparency in the public and private sectors, while withholding information from the public creates doubt and promotes a confidence crisis in the workings of any institution.Director Coleman said, “Access to information is something that has to be at hand like access to justice, and we will do all within my power to promote the FOI within the Liberia National Police.” IGP Coleman maintained that access to information is a critical component of any democratic process, and denying people their right to know constitutes a violation of their human rights.He told a Carter Center sponsored workshop on the FOI Law held at the headquarters of the LNP that it is unfair to withhold information from members of the public on grounds of secrecy, stressing that under his watch the public will be furnished with needed information in line with the FOI Law.He said the LNP will only deny a requester of needed information if it falls under exemptions as enshrined within the FOI Law.He cautioned his men to desist from acts that have the propensity to undermine the credibility of the police.The project lead at the Carter Center, P. Alphonso Zeon, lauded the IGP for affording them the opportunity to speak to police officers on the importance of the Freedom of Information Law. Zeon said the LNP has been outstanding in its cooperation with the Carter Center in the provision of information to the public.He recounted the LNP’s involvement in the recently held information fair at the Ministry of Information, adding that the information provided at the fair was of great interest to the public.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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More needs to be done

first_imgDear Editor,About three weeks ago, I wrote about a leaking Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) water main in North-eastern Georgetown. The problem has since been rectified.As a citizen of this country, I challenge others to make their contribution, however fractional, to its development and progress in word or deed. Most persons do not go beyond word, which is for the most part complaining. I believe that even after complaining, one should be prepared to propose feasible solutions. I also believe that we must be honest when there is meaningful change or resolutions and the appropriate credit or praise be given. It is in this good spirit that I must publicly recognise the remedial action of GWI by ending the leak and loss of hundreds of gallons of water.GWI, under the good stewardship of a former Health Minister, Dr Richard Van West-Charles, has made several interventions since 2015 to improve water distribution nationally. However, the quality of potable water to households appears to be an ongoing challenge for that entity. There is just too much discolouration, high iron and sedimentation content in the water entering most of our homes.The United States Environmental Protection Agency considers iron in well water as a secondary contaminant. There are no proven results of its direct impact to health based on the secondary maximum contaminant level set at 0.3 milligrams per litre. Nevertheless, the high iron content is known to cause other forms of damage. Some of the most notable effects are stains, clogs, odors and unpleasant taste.GWI’s management team is encouraged to further address the concerns of its water quality, and in so doing fulfill the CEO’s commitment when he was appointed in October 2015.Yours faithfully,Orette Cuttinglast_img read more

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Governor focuses on care for all

first_imgSACRAMENTO – As he confronts the state’s chronic health insurance problems, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is promising to reduce the cost of care, while insuring more people. No health reform could be more popular – or, in the view of economists, harder to accomplish. Since people who have health insurance tend to use it, experts say covering more people will cost more money, not less. Schwarzenegger has yet to explain his ideas, which he will lay out in his State of the State speech Jan. 9. But, to generate advance publicity, he has set expectations very high. “I think we can, by next year, have health care for everybody,” he said the week before Christmas. Aides say covering all the estimated 6.5 million uninsured Californians is just a goal. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeSchwarzenegger insists he will not raise taxes to fund new health care programs, despite the state’s $5.5 billion budget gap. He has tried to distract attention from what it would cost to cover more people by arguing that people with health insurance already are subsidizing those without it. The governor recently toured a Los Angeles emergency room to dramatize how uninsured people drive up costs. When they cannot pay their bills, he said, hospitals pass on the cost to those with insurance. He called it a “hidden tax” and cited a study that said such cost shifting raises premiums 10 percent. But that estimate may be far too high. California hospitals report spending just 3 percent on charity care and bad debt, some of which comes from insured patients whose companies refuse to pay their bills. Schwarzenegger’s advisers say they are looking at other ways to bring down private health insurance costs. The governor wants to focus on obesity, a major cause of illness, and encouraging people to take better care of their health. His advisers also want to save money by helping people with chronic diseases get better care and developing electronic record-keeping to centralize information and minimize medical errors. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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