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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.

Medicaid-managed care kicks off session for Health Committee

Madeline Shannon | Jan 14, 2020 | Washington

The Senate Health & Long-Term Care Committee started off the 2020 legislative session Monday with two presentations about managed care plans through Medicaid both nationally and in the state of Washington, starting with a presentation from Manatt Health Strategies Senior Managing Director Patricia Boozang. Boozang, who provided a historical overview...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Olympia Insiders, Lessons from other states, Cost of care

| Dec 23, 2019 | Washington

Last night, our kids and about 10-12 other kids on our street went caroling around the neighborhood. It was dark, and chilly, of course. But, in an hour, we met a 102-woman none of us had met before. The kids hugged the recent widower on the corner. And, we introduced...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Detailed Agenda, Chris Bandoli, Health Care Climate Alliance

| Dec 12, 2019 | Washington

We are now four weeks out from our 2020 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference!  It's our 10th anniversary (crazy, right?) and we've got our Detailed Agenda now out with over 100 speakers curated for you on January 9th. We have also posted the speakers for our Pre-Conference Sessions for folks that want...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green, BH workforce, Jiquanda Nelson

| Nov 26, 2019 | Washington

We are about ten weeks away from our 2020 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference. This next year's event will be our 10th, a big anniversary for an event we weren't sure would have a second iteration, much less a 10th. Ten years ago, I asked folks like Aaron Katz,...[ Read More ]

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 ]