Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “[The NFL Experience] will not be in Glendale,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told USA TODAY Sports. “It will be in Phoenix. We have not announced details of its location, but I can confirm it will not be in Glendale. Same goes for the media center.”Other events still on the table are the Super Bowl Tailgating Party and the nationally-televised NFL Honors award show. However, Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill, who also serves on the Super Bowl 2015 Host committee, didn’t seem too optimistic about Glendale keeping those events, either.“Glendale still hasn’t resolved those issues,” Bidwill told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Monday. “Even though we raised this back in August, they still don’t have their hotels in the room block. They still haven’t resolved their parking problem. And they’ve lost events consequently. Super Bowl 49 is only 14-and-half months away. It’s going to be around the corner here before you know it. I think the other cities are really stepping up and doing a great job. “We’re going to have terrific events in Phoenix and in Scottsdale and throughout the rest of the Valley. I’m excited about it. If Glendale chooses not to participate for whatever reason, that’s fine. It’s still going to be a terrific game. I’m hoping the Cardinals can be the first ever team to participate in a home Super Bowl.” Your browser does not support the audio element. Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling In October, Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers admitted in a prepared statement that the city was partially to blame for some of the organizational issues that have arisen regarding Super Bowl XLIX events, although he reiterated that the city is ‘committed to fulfilling all of our responsibilities that were spelled out in our Super Bowl bid.’Bidwill, though, doesn’t seem so sure.“I’m very concerned,” said Bidwill. “They’ve made more decisions out there that have sort of charted the city on a course to where they’re not participating. We brought it to their attention back in August. I can’t explain some of the decisions they’re making at City Hall. They’ve chosen to take the course they’ve taken.“They say that they’re ready. Well sure, their police cars, fire trucks and things like that are ready. But they still don’t have any of the hotels in that area, in the hotel room block. They still don’t have resolved about 2,220 parking spaces that they’re short, that they should have had nailed down for the NFL three years ago.” LISTEN: Michael Bidwill, President of the Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl XLIX is a little more than a year away and already the Valley is buzzing with anticipation for its third chance to host the NFL’s most prestigious event.It seems however, that anticipation hasn’t exactly equated to preparation when it comes to the host city, Glendale.Last month,the USA TODAY published an article suggesting that the league was miffed by a general lack of leadership on the part of Glendale officials and planned to move all non-game events to nearby cities if major details — including additional access to thousands of parking spaces around University of Phoenix Stadium and guaranteed room prices at local hotels — weren’t shored up quickly. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
The justices, voting 5-4, ruled against a group of health-care providers seeking to challenge Idaho’s rates under the Medicaid insurance program for the poor. Hospitals say the low rates aren’t covering their costs. (3/31) Associated Press: Supreme Court Sides With Idaho In Medicaid Pay Dispute The Supreme Court says private sector health care companies cannot sue to force states to raise their Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with rising medical costs. The justices ruled 5-4 Tuesday that the medical companies have no private right to enforce federal Medicaid funding laws against states if Congress has not created such a right. (3/31) The case focused on rates for certain residential services. State officials recommended increases in reimbursement rates in the late 2000s but they were never implemented because the Idaho legislature declined to appropriate funds, according to court papers. Writing on behalf of the majority, Justice Antonin Scalia said that the providers have no right to sue the state under the so-called Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which holds that federal law generally trumps state law. (Hurley, 3/31) Providers had argued in case, Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center Inc., that suing over low rates is sometimes the only way to enforce federal payment requirements. Otherwise, low rates could lead to fewer providers agreeing to participate in Medicaid and thus less access to care for Medicaid patients, some had argued. Those on the other side, however, had argued against allowing such lawsuits, saying a ruling in favor of providers could mean endless litigation that would slow the system. They argued that Congress has not authorized such suits. (Schencker, 3/31) Reuters: U.S. Top Court Says Private Medical Providers Can’t Sue States Over Medicaid Bloomberg: Providers Can’t Sue Over Medicaid Reimbursement, Top Court Says High Court Sides With Idaho In Medicaid Reimbursement Rate Case The Supreme Court ruled that private health care providers can’t sue states to force them to increase their Medicaid reimbursement rates in keeping with increasing medical costs. Modern Healthcare: Providers Can’t Sue State Medicaid Agencies Over Rates, Supreme Court Rules This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.