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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: Lessons from CA, Facebook seeks health data, health disparities

| Apr 18, 2018 | Oregon

If there is a more disappointing way to end this NBA season than two Trailblazer losses at home, I don't know what it is...  Looking towards health policy to cheer me up isn't a useful salve. Increased regulatory activism, heart ache among providers, and stubborn health disparities are on our...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Melanie Fontes Rainer, networking reception, #thosewecarry

| Apr 17, 2018 | California

If you can join us at our 2018 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference next Thursday, we have a networking reception afterwards that I want to highlight for you.  So, come and join us around 4:00 with other health policy and health care folks.  Have a drink, some great conversation,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: United hiring CEO, Facebook seeks hospital data, #thosewecarry

| Apr 11, 2018 | Alaska

The clock is running with five days left in the regular legislative session. A number of key questions remain in the budget, but few things sharpen a legislator's mind than a looming election.  The session, and a few other items, are what we're watching in Alaska health care this month....[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Single payer initiative, Facebook courts hospital data, fines doled out

| Apr 10, 2018 | Washington

If you're interested in state policy beyond health care, try signing up for our email newsletters at our sister site, the Washington State Wire.  We have a daily newsletter there featuring our reporting on state government.  We also have a newsletter comparable to 5 Things called the "Morning Wire."  It comes out...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: House hearing on reform, Nora Belcher, health disparities by county

| Apr 5, 2018 | Texas

We have 5 Things We're Watching in Texas health care teed up for you this issue, with lots of independent, original content.  Altogether, we have curated 17 links for you, connecting the dots across policy and market activity, providing what we think is a unique perspective on health care in...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Dave Underriner, Haley Hsieh, Health Disparities

| Apr 4, 2018 | Hawaii

Our January 2019 event seems like it is so far away, and it is!  But we're beginning our planning for the annual event now.  We host our Convening Panel meeting in September.  But, if you're interested in helping to shape the conversation, drop us a note.  We're always looking for smart voices...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Healthcare consolidation, Scott Sukow, Health disparities

| Apr 3, 2018 | California

We are looking forward to hosting about 400 of you later this month at the 2018 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference.  It's coming up quick, so be sure to get registered before the opportunity slips your mind! Now onto 5 Things We're Watching in California health care in April....[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Caitlin Safford, MultiCare & PSW, People on the move

| Mar 27, 2018 | Washington

We have lots of independent reporting, analysis and coverage for you in this newsletter for Washington State, content that is free and which you won't find anywhere else. We now have 28,000 subscribers to our Washington State newsletter, part of about 155,000 subscribers nationwide across all of our markets. We're...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Steve Wigginton, David Panush, Care4All

| Mar 22, 2018 | California

Next week we release our Detailed Agenda with a list of almost 70 speakers lined up for our annual event in Sacramento. Until then, however, we've highlighted a few interesting sessions you'll see next week among the 5 Things We're Watching this week in California health care and health policy....[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: CCO 2.0, session recap, opioids

| Mar 20, 2018 | Oregon

Kylie Walsh and Emily Boerger on our team continue to do great work helping me with reporting and analysis at State of Reform.  Both help craft this newsletter for you each month, which I appreciate. Also, save the date for our annual fall conference. Our 2018 Oregon State of Reform Health...[ Read More ]