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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: 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 ]

5 Things California: AB 1249, Topical Agenda, LA biotech

| Mar 19, 2019 | California

Our work at State of Reform includes bringing you our market and policy coverage from throughout California.  This newsletter comes out twice a month, and is developed by a number of us here at State of Reform. It's funded entirely through your attendance and sponsorship of our now three annual...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Deck chairs and the Titanic, Asm. Lorena Gonzalez, Medi-Cal Mental Health

| Mar 5, 2019 | California

There are a lot of great outlets covering California health policy. So, when we send you these 5 Things We're Watching in California health care each month, we recognize you have a lot of information options. So, these are five items we think are worth knowing about amidst all of...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Affordability Hearing, State of the State, Diana Shiba, MD

| Feb 19, 2019 | California

DJ is taking a well-deserved vacation, so I’ll be bringing you this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching. I have been following health policy in California for some time now, and with the new governor's heightened focus on the issue there's a lot to watch. Feel free to email me any feedback or...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Demetria Malloy, 1115 Waiver, Surgeon General

| Feb 7, 2019 | California

State of Reform is something like a community - one of folks taking ownership of the need to better uphold our end of the bargain in health care today.  And, when our community welcomes in new members, it should be with trumpets and celebrations... Put differently, big congratulations to Katie Heidorn, Beth...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Gavin Newsom, Annual Report, Michael Lujan

| Jan 21, 2019 | California

While it's true that California leads the nation on policy in a number of ways, it feels like we are particularly on the cusp of that being the case with health care in 2019.  With the Democratic nomination process for 2020 about to start, and health care becoming central to that...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: 2020 Democratic nominee, prescription drug cost transparency, Dilek Barlow

| Jan 4, 2019 | California

2019 is here and upon us, which—sadly—means that the race for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States is set to begin. The legislature hasn't even started in earnest yet, and candidates are coming forward...  I mention this because, as you'll see below, California's role in 2020 will...[ Read More ]