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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: Heat and health, Charissa Fotinos, Federal action

| Jul 26, 2021 | Washington

Thanks to our amazing team of reporters, led by our Managing Editor Emily Boerger, for holding down the fort here at State of Reform while I was out on a break. You will see bylines from 8 folks not named DJ on our site right now as we continue to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Telehealth rulemaking, Topical Agenda, Recovery Café

| Jul 15, 2021 | Washington

It's a big week here at State of Reform as we just released our Topical Agenda for the 2021 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference (more on that below). Be sure to check out the list of topics that we've lined up on the agenda this year! This edition of...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Hospital finances, Behavioral health workforce, Deferred care

| Jun 23, 2021 | Washington

While DJ is out trying to get in a well deserved vacation, I’ll be bringing you the next few editions of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the managing editor here at State of Reform where I have my eye on health care and health policy in Washington and a number...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: ACA ruling, Early Bird Registration, Proposed rate increases

| Jun 10, 2021 | Washington

One of the most important members of our team at State of Reform is Emily Boerger. She helps write our 5 Things and is a member of our executive team here at State of Reform. She is also now our first ever Managing Editor, taking on even more leadership for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Lindeblad to retire, Inslee's vetoes, Masking requirements

| May 25, 2021 | Washington

My grandmother would store wads of cash in her box springs because, as a child of the Great Depression, she couldn't trust the banks. I see my children now worried about being indoors without masks. My six-year old isn't able to feel fully comfortable eating inside a restaurant, even one...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Reopening plan, Federal health agenda, Convening Panel

| May 11, 2021 | Washington

I think we're about ready to head back to in-person events come the fall. I'm not sure yet, however, so I'd very much appreciate your feedback here. Notably, in our other markets, the demand for virtual events has begun to fall off just as quickly as the demand for in-person events...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Q&A w/Rep. Eileen Cody, Health equity, Kreidler's credit score ban

| Apr 29, 2021 | Washington

I'm really proud of this edition of 5 Things, because it provides content and stories from our team at State of Reform that you won't find anywhere else. Personal stories from immigrant women and their health status? Check. Interviews with key legislators? Check. Issues that will reshape part of the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Changing MCO leadership, Sen. Patty Murray, Health in the budget

| Apr 13, 2021 | Washington

Today is day 93 of the 105-day legislative session. For such an abnormal period of time, with most of the session activities conducted virtually, this has been a somewhat ambitious session for Democratic majorities. Recent long sessions have seen some significant progressive legislating, like the public option bill and the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Budget news, K-shaped recovery, Environmental health disparities

| Mar 24, 2021 | Washington

Consider signing up for our 2021 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference coming up on April 7-8th. We have a tremendous lineup of some of the smartest, most thoughtful people in US federal and state health care. Also, you can join our next "Virtual Conversation" coming up this Thursday where...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Policy cutoff, Bending the Rx cost curve, Capital gains tax

| Mar 9, 2021 | Washington

Thursday, we release our Detailed Agenda for our first national-level conference, the 2021 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference. You'll see names from inside the beltway, as well as some of the most prominent thought leaders from states across the country. We've teed up some of the best stories...[ Read More ]