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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 California: Vaccine bill, Master Plan for Aging, Sarah Steenhausen

Emily Boerger | Jun 20, 2019 | California

DJ is taking a well-deserved vacation, so I’m bringing you the next two editions of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the senior reporter here at State of Reform, where I’m usually covering health care in California and a number of other states. Feel free to email me any feedback or tips on what...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Sen. Brophy McGee, 2019 Health Scorecard, What you missed

Emily Viles | Jun 19, 2019 | Arizona

Emily here! Summer is upon us, and DJ is taking some much-deserved vacation time with his family. While he is soaking up the sun, we are still keeping up with the latest Arizona health care news! Last month, we hosted our 2019 Arizona State of Reform Conference, and it was...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Public option, Vincent Atchity, 1332 waiver

| Jun 14, 2019 | Colorado

I hope you're spending very little time indoors, thinking about health policy right now! Enjoy summer with the family - wherever it takes you. (Enjoy Greece, Chris Howes!) For those of you still toiling behind a computer, thanks for reading our stuff! There is a lot to keep up with...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Sen. Monnes Anderson, OHPB meeting, ER boarding bill

| Jun 13, 2019 | Oregon

Yesterday was a scorcher, getting to 98 degrees at PDX. Anytime Portland is as hot as Medford, that's not good for the city, or its housing insecure folks. Stay cool as best you can, and maybe buy some extra water or sunscreen for folks on the streets that could use...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Health care budget, ACEs bill, 2019 Health Scorecard

| Jun 13, 2019 | Alaska

These are the big, beautiful days of summer - where I hope you're getting outdoors rather than thinking about health policy!  And, if so, don't fret...  We've got you covered with a few things worth tracking in Alaska health care for June, 2019.   With help from Emily Boerger  ...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Jim Polo, MD, Pam MacEwan, Tribal health

| Jun 12, 2019 | Washington

These are epic days of long summer days in Washington State. Try to get as much vitamin D as you can - while you can. If you're otherwise looking to brush up on your health policy, we've got a few things for you in this edition of 5 Things for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Per capita cap, Rep. Dailey-Provost, interim health priorities

| Jun 11, 2019 | Utah

With the interim now in full swing, committees are meeting to scope their work plans for the next 6-7 months. It can be a busy time that will shape the scope of the 2020 legislative session. If you wonder how things can move so quickly in the legislature, it is...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Sen. Roz Baker, Homelessness initiatives, Richard Bettini

| Jun 6, 2019 | Hawaii

A big mahalo to our readers that take time to read our stuff. We compile this monthly newsletter with a small team of reporters who pull together stories and analysis, trying to chart a new model of community, crowd-sourced and crowd-funded "solutions journalism." Our revenue is entirely dependent on our sponsors...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Sen. Nathan Johnson, Budget riders, Univ of Houston

| Jun 6, 2019 | Texas

We hosted our Convening Panel this week for our 2019 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up in September. I will tell you it was a very enthusiastic group, with lots of candid input. We'll have our Topical Agenda out for everyone to review in a few weeks. Until...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Sen. Jeff Stone, Health care budget, Abner Mason

| Jun 5, 2019 | California

Things are busy in Sacramento as the clock ticks down to get a budget put to bed. Meanwhile, I'm in LA this week to host our Convening Panel meeting ahead of our 2019 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference. So, you can expect to see a full Topical Agenda for...[ Read More ]