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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: Phil Greenhill, Prov & Ascension, Measure 101

| Dec 19, 2017 | Oregon

I hope the spirit of these holidays is with you, your family, and your communities! These are literally dark days, with a few days left till solstice. That's the good news!  The bad news is that there are some key issues on the horizon that could move Oregon health care...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: CCO 2018 rates, SUD research committee, Laura McKeane

| Nov 14, 2017 | Oregon

DJ is on a (much needed) vacation, so he left me the keys for this edition of 5 Things We're Watching. Emily Boerger on our team is pitching in. Normally, I'm reporting on health policy or producing our podcasts. Anyway, enough about me.  On to What We're Watching in Oregon health care and...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Why CSR cuts are good, Ted Kulongoski, What you missed

| Oct 16, 2017 | Oregon

Our 2017 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference last week has me thinking about the fragility of governing institutions. Gov. Ted Kulongoski addressed that issue head on. It turns out others are thinking about the issue, too, as evidenced by some of the things we're watching this month. Institutions,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Rep. Knute Buehler, Pat Allen, Fmr. Gov. John Kitzhaber

| Sep 25, 2017 | Oregon

We have two and a half weeks until our 2017 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference, and it's really shaping up nicely. Some of Oregon's most important policy and market leaders will be joining us on October 11th - about 400 in total. We'd love to have you with...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Four implications of Saxton departure, Topical Agenda, U.S. Senate HELP Committee

| Aug 30, 2017 | Oregon

We are hard at work building our agenda and recruiting speakers for our 2017 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on October 11th! It's a considerable lift, to be honest, taking weeks of time to put together. It's also the primary way we fund our work on...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Executive moves, US Senate, CCO Metrics

| Jul 27, 2017 | Oregon

It's an amazing time to watch the US Senate. Votes continue today with a single payer amendment coming to the floor as I write. But, we've got our eye on a few other items in Oregon health care as well. Here are 5 Things We're Watching for Oregon health care...[ Read More ]

5 Things OR: Two trends, Ralph Prows, CBO score

| Jun 29, 2017 | Oregon

I'm trying to find a distraction from health policy in the Italian hills of Umbria with my family, so I am 9 hours ahead of Oregon at the moment. With the session (hopefully) ending soon, and Congress about to go on break, hopefully we'll all be without the distraction of...[ Read More ]

Trumpression, Knute Buehler, Jim Capretta

| May 18, 2017 | Oregon

"Grow confident making decisions amidst the chaos." This from the boardroom wall of an insurance company I know - and a good reminder that just when we thought things might settle down, even more upheaval appears on the horizon. It's part of what we're watching in Oregon health care in...[ Read More ]

Social capital | Diane Lund | Medicaid FFS

| Apr 20, 2017 | Oregon

A central purpose of State of Reform is to help foster the social capital needed to support system reform. Think of social capital as the trust, relationships, and collaborative spirit needed to allow diverse parties to take risk together to improve things. We try to create the platform but it...[ Read More ]

Greg Walden | AHCA | Kate Othus

| Mar 22, 2017 | Oregon

This is a big week in American health care with the vote on the AHCA tomorrow night. The consequences will be far reaching, including the possible collapse of the individual market in at least one state (Alaska). Oregon will likely fare better than the 49th State up north, but how...[ Read More ]