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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: Lessons from CA, Facebook seeks health data, health disparities

| Apr 18, 2018 | Oregon

If there is a more disappointing way to end this NBA season than two Trailblazer losses at home, I don't know what it is...  Looking towards health policy to cheer me up isn't a useful salve. Increased regulatory activism, heart ache among providers, and stubborn health disparities are on our...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: CCO 2.0, session recap, opioids

| Mar 20, 2018 | Oregon

Kylie Walsh and Emily Boerger on our team continue to do great work helping me with reporting and analysis at State of Reform.  Both help craft this newsletter for you each month, which I appreciate. Also, save the date for our annual fall conference. Our 2018 Oregon State of Reform Health...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Universal access, Jennifer Johnstun, Dolly Matteucci

| Feb 14, 2018 | Oregon

I grew up in Bend. I can't tell you when a wildfire will hit. But, I can tell you when I see all of the ingredients of a tinder box in our forests. Then, it's only a matter of time before a lightning storm rolls through and you have to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Implications from FamilyCare, John Kitzhaber, Measure 101

| Jan 17, 2018 | Oregon

Welcome to 2018!  The new years holiday already seems like months ago. We've got original content and curation for you across Oregon's health care system, as well as from beyond it. So, with that, here are 5 Things We're Watching in Oregon health care for January. Thanks, as always, for...[ Read More ]

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 ]