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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: Legislative update, BH Integration, Holly Smith

| Aug 20, 2019 | California

I'm at the LA Business Journal Health Care Leadership Forum and Awards event today with about 140 LA area health care leaders. It's a good event that reminds me of the importance of focusing on what's working, and the innovation already finding success. Like Carmen Ibarra's organization, The Achievable Foundation, which is...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Keynote panel, Asm. Devon Mathis, Executive moves

| Aug 7, 2019 | California

The end of the legislative session is on the horizon, and a number of folks in Sacramento are ready to take a breath. At our 2019 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference, we will hear from a number of insiders with their take on the session, the progress of...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Covered California rates, Joel Gray, legislative action

| Jul 18, 2019 | California

Thanks to Emily B and Emily V for holding down this newsletter while I was on vacation with my family.  We spent time in Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro to re-learn with our kids what happens when nationalist politics takes over a country's civic life. Sarajevo is still recovering from over...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Dustin Corcoran, Topical Agenda, Identity MSO

Emily Boerger | Jul 3, 2019 | California

Happy 4th of July! In this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching we have an interview with Sonya Araiza of Identity MSO, coverage of last week’s Assembly Health Committee meeting, and a rundown on federal legislation that looks to reduce out-of-pocket health care costs. DJ will be back for the...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Vaccine bill, Master Plan for Aging, Sarah Steenhausen

Emily Boerger | Jun 20, 2019 | California

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 California and a number of other states. Feel free to email me any feedback or tips on what...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Sen. Jeff Stone, Health care budget, Abner Mason

| Jun 5, 2019 | California

Things are busy in Sacramento as the clock ticks down to get a budget put to bed. Meanwhile, I'm in LA this week to host our Convening Panel meeting ahead of our 2019 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference. So, you can expect to see a full Topical Agenda for...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Public option, Glenn Raup, What you missed

| May 23, 2019 | California

With the May budget revise now out, the legislature is moving towards finalizing the fiscal plan for the state by June 15. We'll have more on that in our next issue of 5 Things. For this issue, we're tracking a few "whoa" moments out in California health care in the last few...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Whole Person Care, Aaron Byzak, IHA Atlas

| May 7, 2019 | California

The May budget revise will be out later this week, setting the stage for finalizing the budget ahead of June 15th. You can keep tabs on those numbers here. But, if you want to know where the conversation is really heading in Sacramento when it comes to health policy and the...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Hospital payments, Primary care, Long term care

| Apr 16, 2019 | California

With three and a half weeks to go before our 2019 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference, we are putting the final touches on our list of more than 65 speakers. And, since those folks are working on the issues that we are all watching in California health care,...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Bills in committee, Jennifer Stoll, Use our stuff

| Apr 8, 2019 | California

The legislature takes its spring recess next week, but in three weeks, the first policy cutoff looms. In talking with Sacramento stakeholders, it's still not entirely clear whether this will be a significant session for health care legislation or not. There are some pieces in place, but whether they come...[ Read More ]