Upcoming Conference
Northern California - Virtual, April 22, 2021
Register

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 Washington: Changing MCO leadership, Sen. Patty Murray, Health in the budget

| Apr 13, 2021 | Washington

Today is day 93 of the 105-day legislative session. For such an abnormal period of time, with most of the session activities conducted virtually, this has been a somewhat ambitious session for Democratic majorities. Recent long sessions have seen some significant progressive legislating, like the public option bill and the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: COVID-19 surges, Rural health challenges, Topical Agenda

| Apr 6, 2021 | Michigan

My Gonzaga Bulldogs were outplayed last night by the Baylor Bears, who won the NCAA Men's College Basketball National Championship. After 22 years straight of going to the post-season tournament, Gonzaga has just two national championship appearances and zero titles in their run. I'm reminded, however, that the first effort...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Medicaid cuts, Topical Agenda, PBM reform

| Apr 6, 2021 | Florida

My Gonzaga Bulldogs were outplayed last night in the NCAA Men's College Basketball National Championship. Congrats to my neighbor, a Baylor grad, and the rest of the Baylor Bears for a well earned victory. Gonzaga has been on an incredible run. They have made the NCAA post-season tournament every years...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Q&A w/Nora Belcher, Medicaid expansion outlook, Rep. Michael Burgess

| Apr 6, 2021 | Texas

Congrats to those Baylor Bears who played an outstanding game last night to win the NCAA Men's College Basketball National Championship. My Gonzaga Bulldogs were outplayed. Gonzaga has had an amazing run, making the NCAA post-season tournament every year since 1999. They've been a #1 seed or #1 rank often,...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Q&A w/Asm. Buffy Wicks, Legislators shaping health policy, Financial impacts on FQHCs

| Apr 5, 2021 | California

I know there are a lot of other important things going on in the world. But, tonight's game between Gonzaga and Baylor for the Men's NCAA College Basketball National Championship is on my list of things I will be watching tonight at 6:20 PM PST. If you missed the winning...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Budget testimony, Medicaid RFP awards, Optimistic economic outlook

| Apr 5, 2021 | Hawaii

I know there are a lot of other important things going on in the world. But, tonight's game between Gonzaga and Baylor for the Men's NCAA College Basketball National Championship is on my list of things I will be watching tonight at 3:20 PM HST. If you missed the winning...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Policy cutoff, Q&A w/Sen. Bowie, Convening Panel

| Mar 25, 2021 | Arizona

This newsletter tries to feature five of the more interesting things happening this month in Arizona health care. Our content is written for the same kind of senior health care executives and health policy leaders that we expect to be with us on May 25th at our annual policy conference....[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Budget news, K-shaped recovery, Environmental health disparities

| Mar 24, 2021 | Washington

Consider signing up for our 2021 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference coming up on April 7-8th. We have a tremendous lineup of some of the smartest, most thoughtful people in US federal and state health care. Also, you can join our next "Virtual Conversation" coming up this Thursday where...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Medi-Cal Rx delay, Health bills out of committee, Detailed Agenda

| Mar 19, 2021 | California

We are 5 weeks out from our 2021 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference, and it's shaping up to be another very strong event. We will tell you all about the speakers lined up next week when we release the full list. Until then, here are a few key...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Policy moving, DHSS executive order, Federal Detailed Agenda

| Mar 17, 2021 | Alaska

My Gonzaga Bulldogs are getting set to tear through the NCAA "March Madness" basketball tournament, both the men and women's team. Games start tomorrow. But, as any Zag, Seahawk or Blazer fan knows, experience tells me we will find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. I...[ Read More ]