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AHCA passes House

| May 4, 2017 | Federal

AHCA vote | Christine Sakuda | Jimmy Kimmel

| May 4, 2017 | Hawaii

I spent the morning watching C-SPAN and the vote on the AHCA. I can't help but think the gulf between health policy makers and those that work in health care is perhaps as wide as it has ever been. Regardless of one's politics, perhaps today's vote is a call for...[ Read More ]

AHCA vote | Molina brothers | Highlights from last week

| May 4, 2017 | California

Another big day in health policy.  The House is scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act at 10:00 am PST.  We'll be watching C-Span to watch the vote count come in. Otherwise, lots of other things to keep our eye on - including the 5 we have below....[ Read More ]

Alzheimer's | AHCA vote | Kat Latet

| Apr 26, 2017 | Washington

When we talk about mental health, can we start with the weather? Gawd...  Cliff Mass compares the "atmospheric river" (a real thing, actually) we've been enduring to Darth Vader's Empire and to Jaws for the horror of it all. The photos and predictions will depress you. Hopefully, the 5 Things...[ Read More ]

Social capital | Diane Lund | Medicaid FFS

| Apr 20, 2017 | Oregon

A central purpose of State of Reform is to help foster the social capital needed to support system reform. Think of social capital as the trust, relationships, and collaborative spirit needed to allow diverse parties to take risk together to improve things. We try to create the platform but it...[ Read More ]

Governor's race | Becky Hultberg | Budget

| Apr 19, 2017 | Alaska

We've got a little health policy on our list this month, but April's newsletter is more about the content happening around the policy talk. We are tracking the idea of "re-building trust," the comings and goings of folks in the system, and some interesting collaborations. Next month, we host our...[ Read More ]

Regular session | Group Health Foundation | Ray Manahan

| Apr 11, 2017 | Washington

First Hillary Clinton. Then Gonzaga University. I'm not so great at picking winners, I guess. In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching," I imply a few other predictions about our legislature and our Congress. So, consider the source for those when you read this month's edition. 1. Olympia: Budget...[ Read More ]