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Post-Mortem for the 2013 New York Yankees and Offseason Outlook
The Yankees used a franchiseand possibly a major leaguerecord 56 different players over the course of the season as a result of 22 players landing on the disabled list 28 total times. To sustain that many injuries and still win 85 games and miss the playoffs by a few games is pretty amazing, a testament to a brilliant managing job by Joe Girardi. However, it doesn’t really matter, because the goal for the New York Yankees every single year is to bring home a World Series championship, and missing the playoffs is unacceptable and a failure at all levels of the organization. Elsa/Getty Images Giving Ichiro a two-year deal was a very foolish move. Honestly, the source of the problem is in the Yankees front office. This team was poorly equipped to begin with, and perhaps on purpose. They forced themselves to cut payroll to avoid the luxury tax for the 2014 season, which limited their options. However, instead of going for smart moves, like going in house or scouting the trade market, they signed aged and injury prone players like Ichiro Suzukiand Vernon Wells (both on the hook for another year) and Travis Hafner and Kevin Youkilis for large money. Thus, they allowed themselves to be significantly downgraded at catcher and in the outfield after letting Russell Martin, Raul Ibanez and Nick Swisher walk. With their weakest lineup in 20 years, the Yankees surprisingly got off to a 30-18 start, but soon swooned for much of the summer, falling to one game over .500 and seven games out of a playoff spot in early August. The season was defined by being embarrassed by the lowly Mets and White Sox , and being unable to beat the Red Sox or Rays . The offense continued to stink, and even the pitchingespecially CC Sabathia and Phil Hughesstarted to decline.
Health Republic Insurance of New York Begins Open Enrollment for New Healthcare Plans in New York State
Markets close in 3 hrs 9 mins Health Republic Insurance of New York Begins Open Enrollment for New Healthcare Plans in New York State Unique Not-For-Profit CO-OP Structure is Truly Member-Oriented; Plans Will Offer Low-Cost, High-Quality Healthcare Options to New Yorkers Coverage for Individuals and Small Groups to Begin January 1, 2014 Press Release: Health Republic Insurance of New York 2 hours 51 minutes ago Print NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Health Republic Insurance of New York, a new not-for-profit Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) offering health insurance coverage in New York State, today announced that it will start open enrollment on October 1, 2013 for coverage beginning January 1, 2014. Health Republic Insurance is offering new competitive options for individuals and small businesses both on and off the New York State of Health Benefit Exchange. In partnership with MagnaCare, its network comprises more than 70,000 providers in 32 counties, including New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, the Capital District, parts of North County, Syracuse, and parts of Western New York. We are excited to be truly open for business and, as New Yorks only CO-OP, are proud to be offering a new innovative plan with health insurance rates that are among the lowest on the Exchange in nearly every category and geographic region, said Debra Friedman, President and CEO for Health Republic Insurance. At Health Republic Insurance, we want to make sure our members get the healthcare they need, when they need it, where they need it. Were also building in extra customer support systems to help our members stay healthy. We invest all profits back into our programs in the form of lower premiums and better coverage so that members continuously benefit from the lowest costs and even stronger services, allowing each member to choose from several quality plans that fit every type of need and budget, said Friedman. Health Republic Insurance is now offering three health insurance plans on the Exchange: EssentialCare (the New York State mandated standard plan), PrimarySelect (an alternative plan where members can access better outpatient benefits when they select a primary care physician), and PrimarySelect EPO (a plan similar to PrimarySelect, but members must choose their primary physician from a menu of primary care medical homes). About Health Republic Insurance of New York Health Republic Insurance of New York is a true not-for-profit program and Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan, or CO-OP, designed to give people more options for quality, affordable coverage in a consumer-friendly and focused way. Over time, the majority of the Companys Board of Directors will be members of the plan, who will be elected by their peer members and whose priority is making sure every voice is heard and that the plan delivers superior value. Health Republic Insurance utilizes the MagnaCare network throughout New York State to provide high-quality coverage at competitive low rates. For more information, please visit the Companys web site atnewyork.healthrepublic.us. Contact: