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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 Virginia: Q&A w/Dr. Aplasca, Mental health interim meeting, Health policy platforms

| Jun 16, 2021 | Virginia

While DJ is out of office, I’ll be bringing you this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the managing editor here at State of Reform where I have my eye on health care and health policy in Virginia and a number of other states. Feel free to email me any feedback...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Q&A w/John Baackes, Public health in the budget, HCBS spending plan

| Jun 15, 2021 | California

While DJ is away on vacation, I’ll be bringing you the next few editions of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the managing editor here at State of Reform where I have my eye on health care and health policy in California and a number of other states. Feel free to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: ACA ruling, Early Bird Registration, Proposed rate increases

| Jun 10, 2021 | Washington

One of the most important members of our team at State of Reform is Emily Boerger. She helps write our 5 Things and is a member of our executive team here at State of Reform. She is also now our first ever Managing Editor, taking on even more leadership for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: US Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Behavioral health, MDHHS update

| Jun 9, 2021 | Michigan

This may be the calm before the storm. Thursday is the last published day on the US Supreme Court calendar to release opinions from its current term (though they have a few more weeks for orders). It's a term that saw a meaningful challenge to the ACA last November. It...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Value-based care, Health in the budget, Overdoses on the rise

| Jun 9, 2021 | Florida

This may be the calm before the storm. Thursday is the last published day on the US Supreme Court calendar to release opinions from its current term (though they have a few more weeks for orders). It's a term that saw a meaningful challenge to the ACA last November. It...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Last minute bill movement, Q&A w/Patrick Gordon, Biden budget proposal

| Jun 9, 2021 | Colorado

This may be the calm before the storm. Thursday is the last published day on the US Supreme Court calendar to release opinions from its current term (though they have a few more weeks for orders). It's a term that saw a meaningful challenge to the ACA last November. It...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Q&A w/Lori Coyner, Hospital finances, Health disparities

| Jun 9, 2021 | Oregon

This may be the calm before the storm. Thursday is the last published day on the US Supreme Court calendar to release opinions from its current term (though they have a few more weeks for orders). It's a term that saw a meaningful challenge to the ACA last November. It...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: 1115 waiver update, Early Bird registration, Maternal mortality

| Jun 8, 2021 | Texas

This may be the calm before the storm. Thursday is the last published day on the Supreme Court calendar to release opinions from its current term (though they have a few more weeks for orders). It's a term that saw a meaningful challenge to the ACA last November. It was...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Mental health solutions, Economic forecast, Broadband funding

| Jun 3, 2021 | Hawaii

Every bright summer day seems like one more day we are closer to having the pandemic behind us. Yet, I'm getting this feeling that the post-COVID economy is going to be too fast and too furious for my liking. The WSJ says "The economic recovery is here. It's unlike anything you've...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Med-Cal draft RFP, Convening Panel, Pharmacy deserts

| Jun 3, 2021 | California

Every bright summer day seems like one more day we are closer to having the pandemic behind us. Yet, I'm getting this feeling that the post-COVID economy is going to be too fast and too furious for my liking. The WSJ says "The economic recovery is here. It's unlike anything you've...[ Read More ]