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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 Oregon: Future of CCO model, Plan-provider relations, Regulating cost growth

| Oct 21, 2021 | Oregon

We are less than a week out from our 2021 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference. The conference will feature 16 breakout sessions, 2 keynotes, and over 50 curated speakers who will talk through some of the most pressing and impactful issues facing Oregon's health care system. In this edition of 5 Things...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Q&A w/ Becky Hultberg, Detailed Agenda, BH workforce

| Sep 15, 2021 | Oregon

Next month, we'll host the 10th annual State of Reform event. It's a little crazy to me to think about all of the work in those intervening 10 years. In those early days, Bruce Goldberg was very kind. Amy Fauver showed up for a keynote at the last minute in...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Hospital payment report, Convening Panel, Wildfire health impacts

| Aug 11, 2021 | Oregon

It’s an odd time in COVID. Public opinion has turned gloomy, with Gallup reporting that more people are pessimistic about the future of COVID and getting the disease than are optimistic. That’s the first time since January that more folks are worried than hopeful. Moreover, 1 in 3 vaccinated individuals are...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Q&A w/Rep. Prusak, Registration now open, Preliminary rate decisions

| Jul 15, 2021 | Oregon

While DJ is out trying to get in a well-deserved vacation, I’ll be bringing you this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the managing editor here at State of Reform where I have my eye on health care and health policy in Oregon and a number of other states....[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Q&A w/Lori Coyner, Hospital finances, Health disparities

| Jun 9, 2021 | Oregon

This may be the calm before the storm. Thursday is the last published day on the US Supreme Court calendar to release opinions from its current term (though they have a few more weeks for orders). It's a term that saw a meaningful challenge to the ACA last November. It...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Q&A w/Rep. Drazan, Health bills on the agenda, COVID & behavioral health

| May 13, 2021 | Oregon

We are looking for your feedback on how folks' comfort level is changing vis-a-vis returning to in-person conferences. We are beginning to think through our 2021 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference planned for late October. So, I'd love to get your sense of how things stand today regarding...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Q&A w/Rep. Salinas, Policy cutoff, Budget expectations

| Apr 14, 2021 | Oregon

Thank you for allowing us to play this role in Oregon's health care ecosystem. This is our 10th year, if you can believe it. This once-a-month newsletter, as well as the 10-year archive of over 1500 independently published stories on Oregon health care, has been free each of those 10...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Q&A w/Jeremy Vandehey, Suicide prevention bills, ACA subsidy expansion

| Mar 9, 2021 | Oregon

This autumn, we mark our 10th anniversary of hosting our Oregon State of Reform conference and covering health policy in the state. It's been because of the support from some diverse and unique organizations over the years, like FamilyCare and CareOregon, Regence and PacificSource, PH Tech and Kaiser, HMA and...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Herd immunity, Rep. Moore-Green, Workforce report

| Feb 9, 2021 | Oregon

We are now covering state health policy in 15 states, providing more independent coverage of state and market-level health care coverage than any outlet in the country, so far as we can tell. It's a long way from our first story on Oregon health care back in 2012! If you'd...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Health policy preview, Committee membership, Vaccine rollout

| Jan 14, 2021 | Oregon

If you understand the unique character of our republican democracy, you can find calm in this anxious time. In six days, Joe Biden will be inaugurated President of the United States. He may not have been your candidate. That disappointment is a luxury of being in a democracy. The orderly...[ Read More ]