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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: Rep. June Robinson, Health care apprenticeships, Brenda Gleason

Emily Boerger | Jul 10, 2019 | Washington

I hope everyone had a happy 4th of July! In this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching we have an interview with Representative June Robinson, coverage of new efforts to support Washington's health care workforce, and a rundown on federal legislation that looks to reduce out-of-pocket health care costs. DJ...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Public option roll-out, Topical Agenda, Catherine Field

Emily Boerger | Jun 25, 2019 | Washington

DJ is taking a well-deserved vacation, so I’m bringing you the next two editions of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the senior reporter here at State of Reform, where I’m usually covering health care in Washington and a number of other states. Feel free to email me any feedback or tips on...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Jim Polo, MD, Pam MacEwan, Tribal health

| Jun 12, 2019 | Washington

These are epic days of long summer days in Washington State. Try to get as much vitamin D as you can - while you can. If you're otherwise looking to brush up on your health policy, we've got a few things for you in this edition of 5 Things for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Rep. Cody, Spokane's Bail Project, Carmen Mendez

| May 30, 2019 | Washington

We are gearing up for our 2019 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference in Spokane on Sept. 10th. I expect we'll have a crowd of about 300 folks from across the spectrum of both policy and market activity - and we'd love to have you join us if you're able....[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: 2019 session wrap-up, Wellfound BH Hospital, Sarah Arnquist

| May 17, 2019 | Washington

The session's over but the dust has yet to settle. It was a big session for health care.  We feature some elements of the session below, including some contextual analysis about what some of it means.  But, it's notable that each of the four caucuses had stand out efforts by...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Medicaid budget cuts, Sen. Maureen Walsh, Shawn West

| Apr 23, 2019 | Washington

This edition of 5 Things spends a lot of time covering the final points of disagreement in the legislative session. It points to a great deal of independent, original reporting done primarily by two rock star reporters at State of Reform.  Emily Boerger and Sara Gentzler do great work for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Q&A with Sen. David Frockt, Behavioral health funding, Mary McWilliams

| Apr 10, 2019 | Washington

The session is moving into its final stages, with a good possibility that the legislature could conclude early by a day or two. Both chambers and both parties are working relatively smoothly together (we'll overlook this week's failed vote on bonds for the capital budget), to their credit. In this...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: House budget, Meg Jones, price variation

| Mar 27, 2019 | Washington

It's the 72nd day of the legislative session.  The House budget is out this week, which includes $1.5m for administering a public option program that caught a number of stakeholders by surprise this year. The Washington Health Alliance is out with interesting new reports that show the scope of price...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Q&A with Sen. O'Ban, Legislative Update, Beth Johnson

| Mar 12, 2019 | Washington

It's day 58 of the 2019 Washington State legislature - one that will go down as a big session for health care in a way that few people may have fully appreciated at the start of the new year. It's certainly one of the things we're watching this month in...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Consequential Health Legislation, Rep. June Robinson, Aetna Hiring

| Feb 26, 2019 | Washington

If you aren't paying really close attention, there is a lot of movement in Washington State health care these days. The session has a number of consequential bills. There are some interesting and strategic hires taking place across multiple organizations. And, it feels like the political pressure underlying some of...[ Read More ]