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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: 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 ]

5 Things Oregon: Budget proposal, Biden era health policy, Vaccine science

| Dec 10, 2020 | Oregon

This is indeed a "dark winter," as was predicted. But, I'm hopeful that we are perhaps at our nadir. We are 11 days away from the days getting longer. We are four days away from the likely first vaccines to distributed in the US. And, of course we are zero days...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Health policy preview, My COVID experience, Election results

| Nov 10, 2020 | Oregon

Thanks to all of you who joined our 2020 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference. I wanted to offer a particular shout out to Eric Hunter and his team at Care Oregon, and to Jeff Heatherington and the Heatherington Foundation. Both served as Event Sponsors of this year's event....[ 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 ]