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5 Things We’re Watching is our regularly distributed market and policy intelligence newsletter. Each newsletter includes five items of relevance specific to your market. Enjoy links to original source documentation, thoughtful coverage from other outlets, and independent reporting from State of Reform.

5 Things Alaska: Gov. Walker's budget, Shawn West, 1115 waivers

| Jan 17, 2018 | Alaska

Session is now underway, and Gov. Walker is out with his budget proposal for FY 2019.  We're also tracking a series of other contextual items beyond health care in Alaska, which we have curated for you below.  Here's what we've got our eye on for health care in the state...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Implications from FamilyCare, John Kitzhaber, Measure 101

| Jan 17, 2018 | Oregon

Welcome to 2018!  The new years holiday already seems like months ago. We've got original content and curation for you across Oregon's health care system, as well as from beyond it. So, with that, here are 5 Things We're Watching in Oregon health care for January. Thanks, as always, for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Waiver approved, W. Stephen Love, #JPM2018

| Jan 11, 2018 | Texas

We are thrilled to be hosting about 300 of you in three weeks at our 2018 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference!  And, because so much of what we're watching in Texas health care will also be featured on our agenda next month, we thought we'd highlight a couple...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Re-insurance bill, #JPM2018, Stephen Rose

| Jan 9, 2018 | Washington

The session is underway, men named Michael are meeting in San Francisco, and last week's State of Reform event seems like it was a month ago.  If you joined us last week in SeaTac, thank you!  It means a tremendous amount to have your support and engagement with us. But,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: The post-ACA system, 1115 waiver, Sen. Josh Green

| Jan 8, 2018 | Hawaii

We are looking forward to seeing almost 300 of you this Wednesday at the 2018 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference! If you haven't signed up yet, you can register here to be with us. We would be honored to have you. Because our conference includes topics and speakers...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Networking reception, Coordinated Care, value based payments

| Dec 27, 2017 | Washington

I'm looking forward to seeing a number of you next week for our 2018 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference!  We've got an amazing lineup of providers, regulators, elected officials, plans, pharma, HIT, mental health, and agency leaders!  It's a great group of folks, and we'd be honored to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Medicaid reform, Premera, Providence

| Dec 20, 2017 | Alaska

I hope the holiday season is wonderful and magical for your family and friends this year. I know we all have our struggles, some more than others. But, it's a good time of year for most of us in health care to appreciate all that we have, all that we've...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Phil Greenhill, Prov & Ascension, Measure 101

| Dec 19, 2017 | Oregon

I hope the spirit of these holidays is with you, your family, and your communities! These are literally dark days, with a few days left till solstice. That's the good news!  The bad news is that there are some key issues on the horizon that could move Oregon health care...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: 1115 waiver, CHIP funding, primary elections

| Dec 14, 2017 | Texas

We were excited to release our Topical Agenda last week for our 2018 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on February 1st.  This year, we'll be at the newly constructed - and yet to open - AT&T Convention Center on the UT campus. If you haven't registered...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Providence, Optum, Laurel Lee

| Dec 12, 2017 | Washington

We had hoped to have our Detailed Agenda ready for you today, but we instead decided to address the blitz of merger news out that have local impacts.  You'll get our Detailed Agenda later this week but I wanted to offer a few thoughts on some of the other news...[ Read More ]