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AHCA passes House

| May 4, 2017 | Federal

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 ]

Medicaid Plus | Anna Loengard | Bills to watch

| Apr 6, 2017 | Hawaii

Reform is on again, off again in Washington DC. But with a month to go, lots of initiatives are still at play in the legislature. We track some of those this month - but we also launch our State of Reform podcast in this month's edition. So, here are "5...[ Read More ]

Freestanding ERs | Geronimo Rodriguez | Mental health

| Apr 4, 2017 | Texas

I'm taking over for Eric this month as your loyal scribe.  So, go easy on me! Setting aside the Republicans' health reform bill in DC has diminished predictability rather than added to it.  In Austin, most of the attention is on closing the remaining gaps in the state budget between...[ Read More ]