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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: WA Cares Fund, International medical graduates, 2021 Re-Wire Policy Conference

| Nov 23, 2021 | Washington

With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you on behalf of the entire State of Reform team for your continued support. Whether it’s through attending our conferences, reading our coverage of health care and health policy in Washington, or sponsoring our events,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Rx affordability board, Topical Agenda, Committee Assembly Days

| Nov 11, 2021 | Washington

Just a few short months stand between us and the start of the 2022 legislative session on January 10. With that in mind, this edition of "5 Things We're Watching" features three conversations with three state legislators on the policy we can expect to see in the upcoming session. We...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Medicaid redetermination, COVID-19 treatment costs, Women & children's health report

| Oct 28, 2021 | Washington

We've been hard at work putting together the Topical Agenda for the 2022 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on January 6. We'll announce that agenda in the coming weeks, but if you already know that you want to join us, be sure to take advantage of the Early Bird...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Q&A w/ Rep. Maycumber, Public option rulemaking, K-12 behavioral health

| Oct 13, 2021 | Washington

In case you missed it, Early Bird Registration is now open for the 2022 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on January 6! We want to extend a huge thank you to our Convening Panel which met yesterday to talk through the issues and topics that will be teed up for discussion...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: 2022 health policy, Delta and the state budget, BH crisis response

| Sep 29, 2021 | Washington

This month's Inland NW event was a good one with just shy of 400 folks registered at this virtual event after it was all said and done. Our Convening Panel for our upcoming event at the Westin Seattle in January will get together in two weeks From where we sit...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Q&A w/ Rep. Joe Schmick, HCA budget request, WA Cares Fund

| Sep 16, 2021 | Washington

Want to hear something crazy? We now have 7 full time reporters covering health policy, not counting me. We cover health policy in 15 states, making us one of the most comprehensive outlets for news and information on state-level health policy in the country. And, if you know us and...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Value-based care, Community BH system, Health disparities

| Aug 26, 2021 | Washington

We are two weeks out from our 2021 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference. So, I wanted to feature a few of our upcoming sessions for you so that you could get a little more detail about who will be joining us, and some of the topics they will...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Q&A w/Sen. Patty Kuderer, Detailed Agenda, Medicaid buy-in bill

| Aug 12, 2021 | Washington

The data remains clear that getting vaccinated is the most important thing you can do to avoid COVID. It's also clear that if you're vaccinated, you're extraordinarily unlikely to get a breakthrough case, and that you're very well protected. Sure, you should still be smart about your behavior. Yes, there...[ Read More ]

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 ]