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Health Policy in Blue States: Martin O'Malley

DJ Wilson | Jan 24, 2017 | Federal

Martin O'Malley is the former Governor of the State of Maryland.  While in that office, he implemented a major innovation in the health care marketplace that built upon the experience of the hospital commission in his state. O'Malley spoke at a State of Reform sponsored event recently.  This video has...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Rep. Andy Josephson

DJ Wilson | Jan 23, 2017 | Alaska

Rep. Andy Josephson serves in the Alaska legislature. He is a co-chair of the House Resource Committee and joined us as a speaker at our 2016 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference. In this interview, he is looking ahead to the 2017 legislative session. He notes the fiscal challenges...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Kelly Stanford

DJ Wilson | Dec 28, 2016 | Washington

Kelly Stanford is the Vice President for Clinical Operations and Market Integration at Group Health.  She runs the Eastern Washington market for Group Health. In this edition of "What They're Watching," Stanford lays out some of the topline issues that GHC is tackling heading into 2017.  As she says, some...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Sarah Summer, Blue Shield of California

DJ Wilson | Dec 13, 2016 | California

Sarah Summer is the Deputy Director of Public Policy for Blue Shield of California.  In this edition of "What They're Watching," Summer highlights the challenge of providers gaming the insurance system to drive up reimbursement. She specifically cites DaVita and Fresenius as two players that will pay to upgrade Medicaid...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Paula Arcena, AlohaCare

DJ Wilson | Dec 12, 2016 | Hawaii

Paula Arcena is the Chief Customer Officer at AlohaCare in Hawaii.  AlohaCare is primarily a Medicaid plan built and organized by the FQHCs in the state. Her comments here reflect some pretty savvy thinking when taken together. She comments on the rising awareness of the social determinants of health and...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Elizabeth Ripley

DJ Wilson | Nov 22, 2016 | Alaska

Elizabeth Ripley is the CEO of the Mat-Su Health Foundation.  She is also one of the more thoughtful, dynamic and activated leaders in health care in any of the states we follow. Consequently, she's like E.F. Hutton:  when she talks, we listen. And, what she says in this edition of...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Sen. Pete Kelly

DJ Wilson | Nov 15, 2016 | Alaska

Senator Pete Kelly is the incoming President of the Alaska State Senate.  Previously, he served as the co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee where he shepherded through the most significant reform of Alaska Medicaid ever considered in the Alaska legislature. In this interview, Kelly talks through the challenges of providing...[ Read More ]

Peter Long on the promise of the 1115 waiver

DJ Wilson | Oct 20, 2016 | California

Peter Long is one of California's leading system-level thinkers.  As the CEO of the Blue Shield Foundation of California, he's connecting the dots between the social determinants, things like domestic violence and inter-generational transfer of trauma, to the health care system itself. It's not an easy task, and it's not...[ Read More ]