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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 Alaska: Health policy review, Pfizer vaccine, 10-year economic report

| Oct 22, 2020 | Alaska

What an election season it has been in Alaska... We're going to leave most of that aside, even though we think it's the most important topic to watch in Alaska health care for this month, and focus on some key takeaways we heard at our recent conference. We also try...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Wave in Medicaid, Public health reboot, Racism in health care

Emily Boerger | Oct 14, 2020 | Oregon

I'm jumping in for DJ in this edition ahead of our hosting the 2020 Oregon State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference next week! While this is our first virtual conference we’ve held in Oregon, it’s actually our 9th year hosting State of Reform in the state. Thanks to your support, State...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Health policy preview, Races to watch, Pfizer Leadership Series

Emily Boerger | Oct 14, 2020 | Washington

A big thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our 2020 Inland Northwest State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference a few weeks ago! Thanks to your support, State of Reform continues to foster this non-partisan “safe table” around which different silos from the Washington health care community...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Reinsurance program, Pfizer's vaccine development, Ballot initiatives

Michael Goldberg | Oct 14, 2020 | Colorado

DJ Wilson is needed elsewhere today, so I'm bringing you this edition of "5 Things We're Watching." We are looking forward to our 2020 Colorado State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference on November 17th! Thanks to your support, State of Reform continues to foster this non-partisan “safe table” around which different silos...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Economic forecast, CRF spending, International perspective on COVID

| Oct 7, 2020 | Hawaii

At the rate 2020 is going, who knows what might happen by the end of the year. Menehune might come back with fishing gear on Kauai. Pele could kickstart Kilauea. Or we might find out Elvis lives and runs a small art gallery in Maui. Who knows at this point....[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Budget deadline, Early Bird registration, International perspective on COVID

| Oct 7, 2020 | California

History is happening fast right now. When things happen fast, they can break. So, take care to protect the things that matter. Elections come and go. Family and friendships last. Be intentional about focusing on the things that last while we're all caught up in the election. And thanks for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Pre-existing conditions, Whole Person Care, Andrea Kamenca

| Oct 1, 2020 | Arizona

Thank you to our Convening Panel members that joined our convening last Tuesday, and those who connected with me directly over the last number of weeks. We'll have our Topical Agenda ready for you - and registration open for our 2020 Arizona State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference -...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Sen. Mitt Romney, Rep. Brad Daw, Medicaid waiver for homelessness respite

| Sep 25, 2020 | Utah

Welcome to fall, and the news that the PAC-12 will start up football in November. The Mountain West announced late last night they will restart in October. I love football. But, I'm already conflicted about the research showing how damaging the sport is to these young men who aren't getting paid for their...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Lessons from COVID, Future of Medicaid, Cascade Care

| Sep 21, 2020 | Washington

I'm excited to see so many of you later this week at our 2020 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference! We close down registration tomorrow, so if you're planning on joining us, don't be shy! Get yourself registered to be with us. We have some truly unique sessions for...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: MFAR rule, Medi-Cal RFP timeline, Health disparities

| Sep 17, 2020 | California

This email comes out twice a month, our effort to provide you with thoughtful market and policy intelligence on California's health care system. If you know someone that might be interested in signing up, forward them this link and they can subscribe for free. Or, they can subscribe to our State of...[ Read More ]