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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 Arizona: Greg Vigdor, Anne Winter, health care bills

| Apr 19, 2019 | Arizona

Next week, we release our list of speakers lined up for the 2019 Arizona State of Reform Health Policy Conference. It's a great group of some of the most thoughtful folks in Arizona health care and health policy, timed following the (fingers crossed) end of the legislative session. This year's event...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Hospital payments, Primary care, Long term care

| Apr 16, 2019 | California

With three and a half weeks to go before our 2019 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference, we are putting the final touches on our list of more than 65 speakers. And, since those folks are working on the issues that we are all watching in California health care,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Q&A with Dr. Rep. Caraveo, Reinsurance bill, Behavioral health task force

DJ Wilson | Apr 11, 2019 | Colorado

We are nearing the home stretch for a legislative session set to end on May 3rd. Health care has had a significant role this session, some of which we have highlighted for you below in our monthly newsletter. These 5 Things may not be the five most important things for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Rep. Cedric Hayden, Matthew Sinnott, Rx costs

| Apr 11, 2019 | Oregon

Gov. Brown was in Seattle last weekend, fundraising at an event for the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) meeting. Before the crowd of largely corporate lobbyists, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Oregon "sometimes has some decent wines, at least decent pinots."  Brown shot back, wondering out loud if Inslee "might finally...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Q&A with Sen. David Frockt, Behavioral health funding, Mary McWilliams

| Apr 10, 2019 | Washington

The session is moving into its final stages, with a good possibility that the legislature could conclude early by a day or two. Both chambers and both parties are working relatively smoothly together (we'll overlook this week's failed vote on bonds for the capital budget), to their credit. In this...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Utah's Medicaid model, Cost of care, Federal health policy

| Apr 9, 2019 | Utah

In just over two weeks, we'll be hosting the 2019 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference!  The big day is getting here quickly... Now is the time to register to be with us on April 24th! The revenue generated from our conferences - from your registration - is what funds...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Bills in committee, Jennifer Stoll, Use our stuff

| Apr 8, 2019 | California

The legislature takes its spring recess next week, but in three weeks, the first policy cutoff looms. In talking with Sacramento stakeholders, it's still not entirely clear whether this will be a significant session for health care legislation or not. There are some pieces in place, but whether they come...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: State budget, Big Island disaster relief, Carl Hinson

| Apr 3, 2019 | Hawaii

Good morning, and welcome to a legislative session that seems to be trucking along at a a fairly efficient pace.  We are tracking the budget and some health care legislation for you, as well as featuring a few stories and a video from our State of Reform reporters.  This is...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: House budget, opioid bills, Michael Keyes

| Apr 3, 2019 | Texas

We have rounded the corner of the 2019 legislative session.  Today is day 86 of the 140 day session, and we have a House budget to dig into!  So, it feels like progress is getting made as House and Senate leaders align their work. This is our list of 5...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Sen. Tyler Pace, Erica McFadden, telemedicine

| Mar 28, 2019 | Arizona

We are excited to be building towards our 2019 Arizona State of Reform Health Policy Conference!  You can see the Topical Agenda below. We are now hard at work to curate speakers and thought leaders from across Arizona's spectrum of care. So, if you have ideas for really smart, thoughtful speakers...[ Read More ]