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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: 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 Alaska: Harsh comments on waiver, Legislation moving, Wilson Agency sells

| Mar 20, 2018 | Alaska

It feels like the momentum of success that has been a hallmark of the last few years in Alaska health care is coming to an end. I may be wrong - hopefully I am. But with the 1115 waiver request running into severe and harsh criticism, with The Wilson Agency...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: 1115 Waiver, legislative update, John Wagner

, | Feb 21, 2018 | Alaska

We hope you enjoyed your three-day weekend. DJ is out this week, so he left us in charge of this edition of 5 Things We're Watching, which includes an update on the 1115 waiver and DJ's thoughts on Amazon entering health care. Thanks for reading our stuff, and DJ will...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Gov. Walker's budget, Shawn West, 1115 waivers

| Jan 17, 2018 | Alaska

Session is now underway, and Gov. Walker is out with his budget proposal for FY 2019.  We're also tracking a series of other contextual items beyond health care in Alaska, which we have curated for you below.  Here's what we've got our eye on for health care in the state...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Medicaid reform, Premera, Providence

| Dec 20, 2017 | Alaska

I hope the holiday season is wonderful and magical for your family and friends this year. I know we all have our struggles, some more than others. But, it's a good time of year for most of us in health care to appreciate all that we have, all that we've...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: AG sues Purdue, Special session, Bill Popp

| Nov 15, 2017 | Alaska

DJ is on a (much needed) vacation, so he left me the keys for this edition of 5 Things We're Watching. Normally, I'm reporting on health policy or producing our podcasts, but today you get me in email form, too. Anyway, enough about me. On to What We're Watching in Alaska health care...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Benefits of CSR cuts, Al Wall, Alaska Common Ground

| Oct 16, 2017 | Alaska

We are still coming down from hanging out with 300 of our closest friends in Alaska health care two weeks ago at our 2017 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference.  It was a great event, and I think it captured a new level of energy, enthusiasm and - dare...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Sen. Dan Sullivan, Amazon in health care, Lori Wing-Heier

| Sep 19, 2017 | Alaska

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming 2017 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference in two weeks!  If you haven't reviewed the Topical Agenda, check it out here. Now, on to 5 Things We're Watching in Alaska health care, many of which you'll hear...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Health care growth, Sen. Murkowski, Executive moves

| Aug 15, 2017 | Alaska

Summer is winding down, for better or worse.  But, after spending 6 hours with three kids on an 18" ledge, 50-feet above a surprise tide along the coast, I can tell you I'm ready to slow down a bit.  Thanks to the US Navy Search and Rescue for saving my...[ Read More ]

5 Things AK: 1332 waiver, Sitka Community Hospital, Noel Rea

| Jul 25, 2017 | Alaska

Usually, summer in Alaska and in Washington DC is a slower time for health policy.  Nothing feels slow about health care today, however.  Among the many things, here are 5 Things We're Watching in Alaska health care for your review. As always, thanks for reading our stuff. 1.  Moving pieces...[ Read More ]