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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: Prefiled bills, Q&A w/ Rep. Alma Hernandez, Native American health

| Nov 24, 2021 | Arizona

On this Thanksgiving eve, we want to extend our deepest gratitude to stakeholders like you who engage with our content and events. Our work reporting on Arizona health policy is only possible with your involvement, so thank you very much for continuing to support us. I hope everyone has a...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: WA Cares Fund, International medical graduates, 2021 Re-Wire Policy Conference

| Nov 23, 2021 | Washington

With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you on behalf of the entire State of Reform team for your continued support. Whether it’s through attending our conferences, reading our coverage of health care and health policy in Washington, or sponsoring our events,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Q&A w/ Dr. Margaret Moon, Spending Affordability Briefing, HCBS rate increases

| Nov 23, 2021 | Maryland

With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you on behalf of the entire State of Reform team for your continued support. Whether it’s through attending our conferences, reading our coverage of health care and health policy in Maryland, or sponsoring our events,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Q&A w/ Tracy Gruber, Vaccine mandate policy, Rep. Dailey-Provost talks legislation

| Nov 18, 2021 | Utah

As we approach Thanksgiving, I want to say thank you for reading our stuff. Our reporting and our conferences aren't possible without the engagement of stakeholders like you. So we're grateful to have your support. Wishing everyone a safe holiday next week! Thanks for reading.   Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform ...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Gene therapy, Statewide HIE, Kaiser protests

| Nov 18, 2021 | California

Our second newsletter for the month of November, 2021, features a breakdown of federal health policy developments from columnist James Capretta, our recent "5 Slides We're Watching" conversation on gene therapy and rare diseases, and insight on addressing the youth behavioral health crisis. As always, Thanks for reading our stuff!...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Youth mental health, Medicaid redetermination, HUD grants

| Nov 17, 2021 | Alaska

With the Thanksgiving holiday next week, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you on behalf of the entire State of Reform team for your continued support. Whether it's through attending our conferences, reading our coverage of health care and health policy in Alaska, or sponsoring our events,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Virginia: Public comments on reinsurance waiver, Paid family & medical leave bill, Cost efficiency

| Nov 17, 2021 | Virginia

With the Thanksgiving holiday next week, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you on behalf of the entire State of Reform team for your continued support. Whether it's through attending our conferences, reading our coverage of health care and health policy in Virginia, or sponsoring our events,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Rx affordability board, Topical Agenda, Committee Assembly Days

| Nov 11, 2021 | Washington

Just a few short months stand between us and the start of the 2022 legislative session on January 10. With that in mind, this edition of "5 Things We're Watching" features three conversations with three state legislators on the policy we can expect to see in the upcoming session. We...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Food insecurity, Vaccine mandates, Youth behavioral health

Eli Kirshbaum | Nov 11, 2021 | Texas

This edition of "5 Things We're Watching" includes the Feeding Texas CEO's thoughts on food insecurity in the state, Texas hospitals' response to Gov. Abbott's ongoing push to prohibit vaccine mandates, and a story on how the recently approved Proposition 6 could blur the rules concerning visitation in assisted living...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Polis's budget, Lawmakers talk 2022 session, Leveraging purchasing power

| Nov 10, 2021 | Colorado

Last month's 2021 Colorado State of Reform Health Policy Conference saw numerous forward-thinking and productive conversations around how to improve the state's health care system. A big thank you to all of our speakers and everyone who attended the event! Read about some of the event highlights below. Please don't hesitate to send me feedback or...[ Read More ]