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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 Arizona: Medical Debt proposition, Pima County vax incentive work, Addressing fentanyl deaths

| Sep 29, 2022 | Arizona

This month's newsletter includes a look at Arizona's ballot initiative that aims to lower medical debt, a successful COVID vaccination incentive effort conducted by Pima County, and recommendations from AzPHA's Will Humble about how to combat rising rates of fentanyl-related deaths in the state. Thank you for reading! Eli Kirshbaum...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: American Indian health center, Q&A w/ Ann-Marie Alameddin, Olmstead Plan

| Aug 25, 2022 | Arizona

This month's newsletter includes news about a new health education center focused on American Indian health, a conversation with AzHHA CEO Ann-Marie Alameddin, and coverage of the state's updated Olmstead Plan. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform 1. Arizona will soon have American Indian-focused health education center The...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Q&A w/ Rep. Salman, Prison health care, Medical debt ballot initiative

| Jul 27, 2022 | Arizona

In this month's edition of "5 Things We're Watching" in Arizona, we explore a recent ruling concluding the inadequacy of health care in Arizona prisons, a conversation with Rep. Athena Salman, and an initiative heading to the ballot this fall that aims to reduce the burden of medical debt on...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: ADHS keynote, 988 insight, Technology & behavioral health

| Jun 29, 2022 | Arizona

We were thrilled to host our final conference of the spring season in Phoenix last month! We're very happy with how the event went and were so grateful to see so many faces from different areas of the state and its health sector come together for such meaningful conversations. Our...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Trends and issues in LTSS, Progress on VBC, Courts and health policy

| May 24, 2022 | Arizona

The wait is over—we are holding the 2022 Arizona State of Reform Health Policy Conference in person in Phoenix this week! We are so excited to see everyone there and to hear the valuable conversations that we've scheduled for the day. This newsletter features a rundown of just a few...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Health bill update, Affordable housing & homelessness, Gender-affirming care ban

| Apr 26, 2022 | Arizona

The Arizona Legislature has passed its scheduled April 23rd end date and, as is often the case, voted to extend the legislative session further to finish work on bills and the budget. This newsletter includes our recent coverage of some of the health bills lawmakers have been developing in the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Q&A w/ Rep. Powers Hannley, Health bill movement, American Indian health coverage

| Mar 24, 2022 | Arizona

We're thrilled to have recently kicked off the agenda development process for the 2022 Arizona State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Through this carefully thought-out process, we work closely with stakeholders and within our team to curate conversations and speakers that will be of utmost interest to our Arizona audience. If you haven't...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Rep. Shah, Health bills on the move, AzHHA on hospitals

| Feb 24, 2022 | Arizona

The legislative session is at about the halfway point and lawmakers are working to advance their health bills—some of which are included below. The last day for each chamber to consider its own bills was last Friday. Also in this newsletter: insight on bipartisanship and policy priorities from Rep. Shah,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Health bills, Workforce shortages, HCBS spending plan

| Feb 3, 2022 | Arizona

As the legislative session begins, we invite you to let us know if there are any specific bills or topics you'd like to see us cover this year. Your input here is incredibly valuable. This newsletter features several health bills being advanced by the legislature, Will Humble from AzPHA's thoughts on Omicron-fueled...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Prefiled bills, Excess COVID deaths, Q&A w/ Justin Chase

| Dec 29, 2021 | Arizona

I hope everyone had a wonderful, safe holiday break! In light of the rising concern surrounding the Omicron variant, we hope you are staying safe and making informed decisions about your health. The last Arizona "5 Things" newsletter of 2021 features an update on prefiled health bills (the 2022 legislative...[ Read More ]