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AHCA, Juneau, Beth Johnson

| Jun 22, 2017 | Alaska

These are "interesting times," indeed. We focus this issue primarily on the AHCA, but we can't overlook Juneau or thoughtful voices working towards innovation and collaboration in Alaska's health care system. It's "What We're Watching" in Alaska health care. 1.  Senate version of the AHCA is out Here are a...[ Read More ]

Two trends, AHCA Senate vote, Jason Burke

| Jun 21, 2017 | California

As summer arrives with its first heat wave, we also get closer to a Senate vote on the AHCA. But we're keeping our eyes on a lot of other things this month. Here's 5 Things We're Watching for June. 1.  Two important trends in health care Sen. Lara's single payer...[ Read More ]

Individual market, learning from Nevada, North Central

| Jun 19, 2017 | Washington

For the first time since March, 2015, we are going to just one edition this month. The June-uary weather - following such a tough winter and spring - has convinced us to get out of town for a bit.  So, less clutter from me for your inbox this month! 1. ...[ Read More ]

Two major trends in health care

| Jun 19, 2017 | California

There are two significant trends in public health care that are under the radar of federal policy discussion but are central to the conversation happening in most states.  California is a primary example of what I mean. But, it turns out that these two trends are to a degree in...[ Read More ]

Michael Robinson, Pacific VA, HMSA performance

| Jun 8, 2017 | Hawaii

Health policy isn't disconnected from political reality. So, it's possible the most important health policy activity today comes from Jim Comey's testimoney before the US Senate. If you weren't up at 4:00 am for his remarks, you can read them here. They read like a Hollywood screenplay. With that, here...[ Read More ]

Anthony Haley, patient costs, AHCA

| Jun 7, 2017 | Texas

Just when you thought you could enjoy summer, it looks like we're heading for both a special Texas legislative session and a US Senate vote on the AHCA in the weeks ahead. The sands are shifting under our feet. Those two things and a few others are What We're Watching...[ Read More ]