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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: 'Commitment to Reproductive Freedom,' Q&A w/ Vince Porter, 988 launch

| Jun 30, 2022 | Washington

In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching" we feature conversations on the future of home-based health care services, the soon-to-launch 988 hotline, and state leaders' reactions to the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision. Thank you for your support! Emily Boerger State of Reform   1. Q&A: Vince Porter,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Insurer rate increases, Youth mental health, Hospital price transparency

| Jun 16, 2022 | Washington

A big thank you to our Convening Panel members who met last week to help us think through the issues and themes that will form our agenda at the 2022 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference. We are working internally to develop a draft of our Topical Agenda, which we...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: 1332 Waiver, Q&A w/Sen. Dhingra, Early Bird registration

| May 25, 2022 | Washington

Though we are still a ways out, we're excited to announce that we've already begun planning for the 2022 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference! After hosting this conference virtually for the last two years, we're very much looking forward to hosting this event in person on September 8th at...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Q&A w/U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, Health initiatives, Inflation & Medicare

| May 11, 2022 | Washington

In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching," we take a look at health-related initiatives filed with the Secretary of State's office, new updates on federal health policy that could impact Washington State, and $47 million in grant funding that aims to increase behavioral health service capacity. Thanks for reading!...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Youth mental health, Housing benefit, Public health emergency

| Apr 12, 2022 | Washington

As State of Reform continues to expand and grow, we're excited to announce that we've hired a new full time reporter to cover the intersection of health care and health policy in Washington State. Shane Ersland comes to State of Reform with over 10 years of journalism experience, having most...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Health in the budget, Health policy recap, Cost of care

| Mar 10, 2022 | Washington

Today marks the final day of the 2022 legislative session. Despite it being a short session, lawmakers were able to pass several pieces of meaningful health-related legislation. In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching," we look back at the session through a deep dive into health funding in the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Workforce legislation, Q&A w/ Sen. Frockt, Housing & health care

| Feb 10, 2022 | Washington

Heading into the 2022 legislative session, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle stressed the importance of finding ways to support the state's health care workforce. In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching," we bring you an update on some the workforce policy currently under consideration in the legislature. We also have...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Health staffing legislation, Q&A w/ Sen. Warnick, Pharmacy deserts

| Jan 26, 2022 | Washington

In case you missed it, yesterday we released the Detailed Agenda for the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference. It's a strong list of over 60 speakers that we're excited to bring together for conversations on the most important health policy topics and issues facing the country. This virtual event will...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: What you missed, 2022 health policy, Deferred care

| Jan 12, 2022 | Washington

Last week we were honored to host the 2022 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference, which brought together a diverse group of some of the most senior health care executives and health policy leaders in the state. In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching" we feature several of...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Legislative leadership, Rx policy, Cost of care

| Dec 30, 2021 | Washington

We are one week out from our 2022 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference. The conference will feature 4 keynotes, 20 breakout sessions, and close to 80 curated speakers who will talk through some of the most pressing and impactful issues facing Washington's health care system. In light of increasing infections due to the...[ Read More ]