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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: Sens. Brophy McGee & Carter, Hacienda HealthCare, Jami Snyder

Emily Boerger | Feb 21, 2019 | Arizona

DJ is taking a well-deserved vacation, so I’ll be bringing you this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the senior reporter here at State of Reform, where I’m usually covering health care in Arizona, and a number of other states. Feel free to email me any feedback or tips on what...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Affordability Hearing, State of the State, Diana Shiba, MD

| Feb 19, 2019 | California

DJ is taking a well-deserved vacation, so I’ll be bringing you this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching. I have been following health policy in California for some time now, and with the new governor's heightened focus on the issue there's a lot to watch. Feel free to email me any feedback or...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Q&A with Rep. Salinas, Health care bills to watch, Colin Cave, MD

Emily Boerger | Feb 19, 2019 | Oregon

DJ is taking a well-deserved vacation, so I’ll be bringing you this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the senior reporter here at State of Reform, where I’m usually covering health care in Oregon, and a number of other states. Feel free to email me any feedback or tips on what...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Fair Share Health Care, Medicaid Eligibility, Keith Monosky

| Feb 13, 2019 | Washington

We have a host of topics drawn from the legislative session teed up for you in this edition of 5 Things.  Sara Gentzler on our team is based full time in Olympia, while Emily Boerger, Marjie High and myself are in Seattle.  So, this newsletter has become very much a...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas:  Rep. Lina Ortega, What You Missed, Deputy AG Ryan Bangert

| Feb 13, 2019 | Texas

Thank you to the almost 350 senior health care executives and health policy leaders who joined us at our 2019 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference!  It was a great event, and one of the most diverse convenings of senior health care leaders in Texas. We're already beginning to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Q&A With Rep. Dunnigan, SB 96, Medicaid Dental

| Feb 13, 2019 | Utah

Today is day 16 in a session that is moving very quickly on health policy.  Some key legislation was (potentially) wrapped up this week, but their is a fair amount of time left in the 45 day session. Nevertheless, we have a number of independent health policy stories for your reading...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Demetria Malloy, 1115 Waiver, Surgeon General

| Feb 7, 2019 | California

State of Reform is something like a community - one of folks taking ownership of the need to better uphold our end of the bargain in health care today.  And, when our community welcomes in new members, it should be with trumpets and celebrations... Put differently, big congratulations to Katie Heidorn, Beth...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Q&A with Rep. John Mizuno, What You Missed, Dave Underriner

| Feb 7, 2019 | Hawaii

I felt so good about this month's edition of 5 Things We're Watching that I hit send before it was ready...  I guess what this shows is that we're a dedicated group of folks that are trying to get good content out quickly - even if sometimes we mess up...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Long Term Care Trust Act, VBP, What You Missed

| Jan 24, 2019 | Washington

The legislative session is now underway. So, among our 5 Things in this issue, we feature one of the most consequential bills you may not have heard about: Rep. Jinkins' legislation to create a long term care benefit for all Washingtonians. It's a national trend setter, with states like California watching the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Q&A with Rep. Nancy Barto, Waiver Approval, 2019 Health Legislation

| Jan 24, 2019 | Arizona

The energy of the legislative session is now upon us, joined by the energy of a new waiver, a new gubernatorial term, and new public servants in the Capitol. It feels like a contradictory time of both relative calm in health policy and of some energy. So, we've got 5...[ Read More ]