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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: Dialysis on ballot, legislative session, health care spending

| Aug 18, 2017 | California

Summer is almost over, though some memories will linger longer than others. One of mine is spending 6 hours holding my kids on an 18" ledge, on a 50' foot cliff, while trapped by a high tide.  It wasn't great. But, it was a reminder that no matter who we...[ Read More ]

5 Things CA: US Senate, single payer, Micah Weinberg

| Jul 26, 2017 | California

I was reminded of Churchill while watching the vote in the US Senate. This is a quote of his about which many might agree:  "Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." The US...[ Read More ]

5 Things CA: Two trends, AHCA Senate vote, Jason Burke

| Jun 21, 2017 | California

As summer arrives with its first heat wave, we also get closer to a Senate vote on the AHCA. But we're keeping our eyes on a lot of other things this month. Here's 5 Things We're Watching for June. 1.  Two important trends in health care Sen. Lara's single payer...[ Read More ]

AHCA vote | Molina brothers | Highlights from last week

| May 4, 2017 | California

Another big day in health policy.  The House is scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act at 10:00 am PST.  We'll be watching C-Span to watch the vote count come in. Otherwise, lots of other things to keep our eye on - including the 5 we have below....[ Read More ]

Covered CA | Policy leadership | Block grants

| Apr 4, 2017 | California

With our 2017 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference set for April 27th, you know the event will be timely, well attended, and will have some great speakers.  So, because those speakers will be talking about the same things we typically feature in our newsletter, we have selected...[ Read More ]

AHCA and CA | Rx legislation | Marty and Mohit

| Mar 16, 2017 | California

We are six weeks way from our annual 2017 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference and things are coming together nicely.  In fact, the items on our watch list this month are items you'll see on our agenda next month! We hope to see you on April 27th...[ Read More ]

California solution | Duane Dauner | Topical Agenda

| Mar 6, 2017 | California

The role of California as an independent health policy actor is coming into sharper focus, with both new assets and liabilities getting clarity. We're tracking some of those items below in 5 Things We're Watching in California health care for February. 1.  Replacing Duane Dauner at CHA Duane Dauner's public...[ Read More ]

Price on hot seat | Sutter Health Plan | Convening Panel

| Jan 18, 2017 | California

This is a week of consequence in a month of consequence. Many outlets will cover the big headlines. We're trying to avoid distraction and stay focused on the details.  So, we've got 5 Things for you this month in California health care we think are worth watching amidst all the...[ Read More ]

Third party payments | Rep. Tom Price | CoveredCA as skunkworks

| Dec 14, 2016 | California

This is an incredibly dynamic time for health care, even if we are still distracted by the past elections and future holidays. There's a lot to track. Here are 5 Things We're Watching that we think merit a little attention. Thanks for reading.        1. Video: Sarah Summer...[ Read More ]

Election Impacts | Prop 61 fails | Future of the ACA

| Nov 11, 2016 | California

The recent election had a number of surprises not named Trump, like Prop 61 failing after being up 2-to-1 and a record number of Republican governorships. Most folks in health care are going to be caught off guard. So, here are a few key things to keep your eye on...[ Read More ]