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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 Washington: Inslee's "why" problem, Group Health Foundation in politics, Jacquie Owens

| Nov 14, 2019 | Washington

We are now 8 weeks out from our 2020 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference...  Momentum is really building, I'm happy to say. And, I think you'll see from the Topical Agenda, and ultimately our speakers, that our Convening Panel is looking to offer even more cutting edge sessions than usual. In...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: OIC rules, Bree Collaborative, Rep. Kim Schrier

| Oct 24, 2019 | Washington

One of the new elements of our upcoming conference is our Pre-Conference Sessions on January 8th, the day before the main event. By "new," I mean this will be the third year we've hosted these in response to folks asking for an opportunity for a "deep dive" into specific subject areas. Next...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: HCA budget "asks," Universal Care Work Group, Sen. Lisa Murkowski

| Oct 10, 2019 | Washington

Registration is now open for the 2020 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference, a mere 12 weeks away. That seems like a long ways away - unless you're part of the team working to line up over 110 speakers in a 6 week period! We'll have the Topical Agenda out to you...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Embright, Rep. Paul Harris, INW keynotes

| Sep 26, 2019 | Washington

This newsletter is a collection of five things we think are worth knowing something about if you're a senior health care executive or policy leader in Washington State. You may find some items more relevant than others. Or perhaps you've been looped in on some of these topics far more...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Committee Days, Diane Oakes, What You Missed

| Sep 13, 2019 | Washington

What a week! We hosted over 300 folks at our Spokane event, and followed that up by tracking legislative committee action in Olympia. So, we flag a few things for you in this issue that we think are important. But, you can always find more coverage on Washington State health policy at...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Doug Bowes, Providence, Cascade Care

| Aug 29, 2019 | Washington

With our 2019 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up in two weeks, some of what we're watching in health care also shows up on the Topical Agenda for Spokane. So, if you're interested in some of the more timely, more practical conversations in health care and health...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, SEBB update, Morris Pettit

| Aug 15, 2019 | Washington

Early registration for our upcoming 2019 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference is strong, already exceeding each of our previous six conferences.  Since the agenda is full of the most pressing topics in Washington State health care, and since we try to cover those in this newsletter, you'll see some...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: House Speaker election, Deb Murphy, Rural residency programs

| Jul 23, 2019 | Washington

I'm in DC this week as part of a group thinking through what might be possible for national health reform in 2021. Regardless of who wins in 2020, there will be continued demand for some action on health care at the federal level. It seems to me, however, that the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Rep. June Robinson, Health care apprenticeships, Brenda Gleason

Emily Boerger | Jul 10, 2019 | Washington

I hope everyone had a happy 4th of July! In this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching we have an interview with Representative June Robinson, coverage of new efforts to support Washington's health care workforce, and a rundown on federal legislation that looks to reduce out-of-pocket health care costs. DJ...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Public option roll-out, Topical Agenda, Catherine Field

Emily Boerger | Jun 25, 2019 | Washington

DJ is taking a well-deserved vacation, so I’m bringing you the next two editions of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the senior reporter here at State of Reform, where I’m usually covering health care in Washington and a number of other states. Feel free to email me any feedback or tips on...[ Read More ]