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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: Q&A with Rep. Matt Claman, Challenges of cutting Medicaid, Rep. Sharon Jackson

| Jan 23, 2020 | Alaska

If you've been reading our newsletter for some time, then you know we try to offer five things we think are worth keeping an eye on each month for the senior health care executives and health policy leaders that read our stuff.  Our 'things' may not all be perfect for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Rep. Geran Tarr, Health budget, Jonathan King

| Dec 18, 2019 | Alaska

Next year will be our tenth year hosting State of Reform in Alaska, and covering health policy with this newsletter.  I can't really believe we are still at it!  And the primary reason we are is because of you support. You come to our conference, you read our stuff, and...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Q&A with Rep. Josephson, Express Care, Gennifer Moreau

| Nov 21, 2019 | Alaska

The governor's budget will be out by December 15th, which will kick off the gnashing of teeth known as the legislative budget process. With a recall campaign likely getting dragged up to the Supreme Court, it may provide powerful context to this year's session. Whether it tones things down or...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: "Crisis Now," Sen. Lisa Murkowski, What you missed

| Oct 17, 2019 | Alaska

It seems like a lifetime ago that we hosted about 300 folks at the 2019 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference - but it was only back on October 2nd.  Perhaps that's a commentary on how fast things appear to be moving in our political space, particularly at the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Preston Simmons, Alaska Medicaid, Public safety

| Sep 19, 2019 | Alaska

We are now less than two weeks away from our 2019 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference - and it's getting here fast! We already have more registrations than at any point in the last decade, and most of our signups typically come in the last seven-to-ten days. So,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Becky Hultberg, Budget decisions, Medical tourism

| Aug 27, 2019 | Alaska

While we cover the legislative budget cuts in this issue, we are also connecting dots with Alaska to the Outside, notably Oregon and Mexico. We're also finalizing our list of speakers for our 2019 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up in 5 weeks. So, lots of moving...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Rep. Ivy Spohnholz, Veto overrides, Julie Sande

Emily Boerger | Jul 10, 2019 | Alaska

DJ is taking a well-deserved vacation, so I’m 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 Alaska and a number of other states. Feel free to email me any feedback or tips on what you...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Health care budget, ACEs bill, 2019 Health Scorecard

| Jun 13, 2019 | Alaska

These are the big, beautiful days of summer - where I hope you're getting outdoors rather than thinking about health policy!  And, if so, don't fret...  We've got you covered with a few things worth tracking in Alaska health care for June, 2019.   With help from Emily Boerger  ...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Medicaid redesign, Beacon protests BH-ASO award, Amy L. Mackin

| May 14, 2019 | Alaska

The tourists are in town and Alaska has arrived on the cusp of summer! That means things will slow down through much of the economy. But, it's also sometimes the time when things might move in health care, when the pressure is a little lower and folks can be more...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Operating budget, Medicare Trustees Report, Commissioner Adam Crum

| Apr 22, 2019 | Alaska

Our Convening Panel meeting is coming up in May for our 2019 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference. That event is set for October 2, 2019, and will be back at the Dena'ina. So, if you have topics that you'd like to suggest for consideration on this fall's agenda, let...[ Read More ]