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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 Oregon: Pat Allen, Knute Buehler, Jeremiah Rigsby

| Jun 13, 2018 | Oregon

We have a lot for you this month, including independent reporting and analysis on the OHA and behavioral health. We also think there are lessons for Oregon in our coverage from California, which we share. Finally, we've got a few bonus items for you.  We just couldn't keep it to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Premera & MultiCare, Alex Rule, California's primary election

| Jun 12, 2018 | Washington

We are in our eighth year of bringing you these newsletters, which we do now twice a month thanks to the support from Rick Rubin at OneHealthPort. Adding a second newsletter per month required a significant shift in our shop, and it was with Rick's encouragement and support that we've...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: HHSC, Drew Peterson, California elections

| Jun 6, 2018 | Texas

In our 5 Things We're Watching newsletters, we work to elevate the topics we think are worth your attention across the health care industry, regardless of where those ideas or coverage come from. So in addition to the five topics below, we're also watching and reading The Dallas Morning News...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Primary Election Edition

| Jun 6, 2018 | California

I was joined by Kylie Walsh, Marjie High and Emily Boerger for some late night return watching and reporting last night following the big primary day.  You've gotten the headlines already, I'm sure, but we wanted to get you some of the implications for health policy from yesterday's election for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Judy Mohr Peterson, California primary, Dept. of Health

| Jun 5, 2018 | Hawaii

We now cover state level health policy in six states:  HI, OR, WA, CA, AK, and TX.  So, this month, we continue our independent reporting, analysis and commentary on Hawaii, including additional stories on Hawaii health care here.  We also add in something from the AP and one from California.  If...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Medicaid RFP, Lindsay Harris, Novartis

| May 24, 2018 | Washington

I expect we'll see the results of the HCA's Medicaid RFP later today, which will impact Puget Sound and 7 of 9 procurement regions in the state.  Mental health, HMA, and Novartis also make our list of things to watch in Washington State health care for May, 2018. 1. A...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: IHA Atlas, Novartis, Jonathan Barrera

| May 17, 2018 | California

This will be the first year we host three conferences in California: in Sacramento, Los Angeles (Sept. 19), and San Diego (Nov 28).  We'd be thrilled if you decided to join one of them! Now, onto 5 Things We're Watching in California health care for May, 2018. 1.  IHA releases its cost, quality atlas The...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Proposed insurance rates, big movement from Medicare, health care's social contract

| May 16, 2018 | Oregon

Good afternoon. Lots of news for you in this issue, including some breaking news about 2019 proposed insurance rates released this afternoon.  Thanks as always for reading our stuff. By the way, our 2018 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference is stated for October 16th.  Thanks to some of our early...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Jon Schleder, pharmacy bill, alcohol use

| May 15, 2018 | Alaska

Later today, we host our Convening Panel meeting for our upcoming 2018 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference. This year's conference is coming up on October 10th, if you want to put it on your calendar!  Last year, we hit 300 attendees at the event, which was an amazing turn out......[ Read More ]

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DJ Wilson | May 8, 2018

"5 Things We're Watching" is our regular newsletter featuring 5 of the most important things to watch in health care and health policy in your market!     We cover state policy, regulatory and market activity in a number of states, featuring analysis and commentary that you won't find anywhere...[ Read More ]