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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: 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 ]

5 Things Washington: Special session series, Q&As with Lt. Gov. candidates, Robyn Rothman

| Apr 29, 2020 | Washington

This might be one of the more packed 5 Things newsletters we've produced, with links to some really strong coverage and commentary. I hope you'll find something of interest - and agree that the content you get from our team at State of Reform is unique in the market. As...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Special session, Inslee's vetoes, Tim Lieb

| Apr 16, 2020 | Washington

It's ok to feel sad right now. It's ok to feel less productive than what you'd like. We're all going through a trauma, as individuals and as a community. This is not a time for us to be at our best. It's a time for us to hold on as...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: COVID-19, Retirements in the Legislature, Sue Birch

| Mar 25, 2020 | Washington

We are in the opening days of a long period of staying at home, likely months rather than weeks. Take this more seriously than you think you need to. There is no upside to do otherwise at this point. Washington's confirmed cases are still doubling about every 7 days, rather...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Coronavirus, Presidential Primary, Cascade Care RFA

| Mar 10, 2020 | Washington

It's one thing to know that 2/3rds of the economic damage of a pandemic like COVID-19 is a consequence of fear, with only 1/3rd from the virus itself. It's another thing to not get scared and buy into the hype. For example, the generally slow-to-radicalize American Hospital Association said Friday...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Supplemental budgets, Presidential Primary, Lindsay Harris

| Feb 26, 2020 | Washington

I'm hitting send from 30,000 feet, flying to a conference in Florida. It's a wonder of our modern economy that one can work remotely from the air while writing to a list of over 25,000 readers. That isn't stopping the folks next to me about complaining about the seating, or...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Leanne Berge, Prior authorization, Rep. Eileen Cody

| Feb 11, 2020 | Washington

We are in day 30 of the 60 day legislative session. The few notable health bills that are moving this session actually highlight something more interesting: just how big a health care session 2019 was. So, for a host of reasons, this feels like the lull before the next big...[ Read More ]