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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: 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 ]

5 Things California: Q&A w/Asm. Bonta, Topical Agenda, Pfizer vaccine

| Oct 23, 2020 | California

I tested positive for COVID last week. I had mild symptoms, but they were significant enough that they rattled me a bit. It worked out fine in the end. I'm through it and I expect to come out of my quarantine in my home office at the end of the...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Budget deadline, Early Bird registration, International perspective on COVID

| Oct 7, 2020 | California

History is happening fast right now. When things happen fast, they can break. So, take care to protect the things that matter. Elections come and go. Family and friendships last. Be intentional about focusing on the things that last while we're all caught up in the election. And thanks for...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: MFAR rule, Medi-Cal RFP timeline, Health disparities

| Sep 17, 2020 | California

This email comes out twice a month, our effort to provide you with thoughtful market and policy intelligence on California's health care system. If you know someone that might be interested in signing up, forward them this link and they can subscribe for free. Or, they can subscribe to our State of...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: DHCS RFI, Legislative recap, What you missed

| Sep 3, 2020 | California

The current seven-day average of new daily cases statewide is 4,918. One month ago on August 1, the 7-day average was 8,026, a 39% reduction in new daily cases. The rate hasn’t been this low since June 25th. Unfortunately, at this new, lower rate, one in 22 Californians will be...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Capitol insiders, Alex Briscoe, 2020 elections

| Aug 17, 2020 | California

Tomorrow, we host our virtual event for the 2020 Northern California State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference! We have a good crowd of more than 350 attendees signed up from across the California health policy ecosystem. We also have a number of national figures joining as both speakers and registrants....[ Read More ]