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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: Lessons from COVID, Future of Medicaid, Cascade Care

| Sep 21, 2020 | Washington

I'm excited to see so many of you later this week at our 2020 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference! We close down registration tomorrow, so if you're planning on joining us, don't be shy! Get yourself registered to be with us. We have some truly unique sessions for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Detailed Agenda, Committee Days, Election polling

| Sep 10, 2020 | Washington

In two weeks time, we'll be hosting our 2020 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference. In the pre-COVID space, this was an event that was focused on Eastern Washington. However, in this time of COVID, this event has taken on the feel of a statewide event - with speakers...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Uninsured rate, John Wiesman, Undocumented workers

| Aug 27, 2020 | Washington

Before COVID, our Inland NW event was always a bit more focused on Eastern Washington, while our Seattle event tried to explore issues facing the whole state. However, now that we're in COVID, that's changed. Next month's event has 24 breakout sessions over two days and is already on pace...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Primary results, Quality scores report, Rep. Nicole Macri

| Aug 11, 2020 | Washington

A big thank you to the Empire Health Foundation and Amerigroup of Washington for being Event Sponsors at our 2020 Inland NW State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference coming up on Sept. 23-24! This is a tricky time for us all, so their ongoing support is meaningful and appreciated very...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Medicaid enrollment, Brian Warren, COVID spread

| Jul 31, 2020 | Washington

We have a great panel on anti-racism teed up for you next week, and what will be an insightful sessions for us on Monday August 10th in item 1 below. But, our 2020 Inland NW State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference will likely be among the stand out events we produce...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Early bird registration, Cascade Care, Behavioral health update

| Jul 17, 2020 | Washington

This edition captures so much of what we're trying to build for you at State of Reform. It's a platform for some of our state's most thoughtful voices (#4). It features the independent reporting from our team covering health care like no other outlet in the state (#1, #3, #5)....[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Revenue forecast, Lynnette Vehrs, Mental health

| Jun 23, 2020 | Washington

Among the primary reasons we're able to offer this newsletter twice a month for free in Washington State is because of Emily Boerger. She's a tremendous help to me in putting our newsletters together every other week. Another is Rick Rubin at OneHealthPort, who each year for the last number...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Acute depression looms, Black leaders in health care, Yakima County

| Jun 10, 2020 | Washington

We have a lot for you this week, content that I don't think you'll find anywhere else in our state. In fact, we are featuring six things this week because we think there is a lot going on worth knowing about. I hope you take something useful from our work....[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Special session, Cascade Care, 5 Slides video

| May 28, 2020 | Washington

Washington State is re-opening, though we are far from being done with the reasons for social distancing. So, we have turned our 2020 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference into a virtual gathering this September. We're building a unique platform to offer a differentiated conference-going experience for folks,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: 5 Slides, Federal reinsurance program, Patty Hayes

| May 13, 2020 | Washington

One of the ways we are responding to this COVID crisis is to create interactive virtual conversations that tee up some of the most important issues and challenges in health care today. Next week, we host our first multi-state panel discussion called "5 Slides We're Discussing." You can read about...[ Read More ]