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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 California: Q&A w/Asm. Buffy Wicks, Legislators shaping health policy, Financial impacts on FQHCs

| Apr 5, 2021 | California

I know there are a lot of other important things going on in the world. But, tonight's game between Gonzaga and Baylor for the Men's NCAA College Basketball National Championship is on my list of things I will be watching tonight at 6:20 PM PST. If you missed the winning...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Medi-Cal Rx delay, Health bills out of committee, Detailed Agenda

| Mar 19, 2021 | California

We are 5 weeks out from our 2021 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference, and it's shaping up to be another very strong event. We will tell you all about the speakers lined up next week when we release the full list. Until then, here are a few key...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: State HIE options, Topical Agenda, ACA subsidy expansion

| Mar 3, 2021 | California

We have two great conferences coming up for you: one focused on federal policy and the Biden administration, and one focused on the unique challenges in Northern California health care. And, both are referenced below in our 5 Things We're Watching in California health care for the beginning of March, 2021.      ...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Medi-Cal Rx, Budget hearing, Post-COVID telehealth policy

| Feb 18, 2021 | California

We are gearing up for our 2021 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on April 22nd. Expect almost 400 of your closest friends in California health care at this virtual event where you'll be able to network and learn about some of the most pressing topics...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Q&A w/Sen. Wiener, CalAIM timeline, 5 slides conversation

| Feb 3, 2021 | California

Our Convening Panel got together last week to talk through the agenda for our upcoming 2021 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference. That event is set for April 22nd, and is one of the primary drivers of revenue for us at State of Reform. All of our content is free --...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Budget blueprint, Revised CalAIM proposal, The silent epidemic

| Jan 19, 2021 | California

If you understand the unique character of our republican democracy, you can find calm in this anxious time. Tomorrow, Joe Biden will be inaugurated President of the United States. He may not have been your candidate. That disappointment is a luxury of being in a democracy. The orderly transfer of...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Committee membership, Vaccine distribution, COVID relief

| Jan 6, 2021 | California

Regardless of one's politics, if you want a story about how one person can make a difference in her community, which will make a difference in her state, and so in her country, and then in the world, look no further than what Stacey Abrams has done in Georgia. Folks can...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Budget preview, Pre-filed bills, New leadership

| Dec 16, 2020 | California

We feature a number of news bits out of Sacramento this week, as well as from our recent SoCal conference. But, perhaps the biggest news about California health care this week - at least outside of California - was the 60 Minutes story featuring the AG lawsuit against Sutter "for business...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Budget scenario, DHCS update, Modernizing public health

| Dec 3, 2020 | California

With our 2020 Southern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference next week, we wanted to highlight some of the key sessions you'll see on the Topical Agenda for Tuesday. It makes sense, I think, as the things we are following in California health care and which we write about in...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Biden transition players, Detailed Agenda, Behavioral health lessons

| Nov 18, 2020 | California

When we build our conferences, we crowd source topics and speakers through the engagement of our Convening Panel. So, the agenda becomes full of these sessions that reflect the conversations taking place in California health care right now. This newsletter tries to do that, too: to think through and reflect to...[ Read More ]