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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: Newsom's first session, Beau Hennemann, Drug transparency

| Oct 16, 2019 | California

In case you missed it, our Topical Agenda is now out for our 2019 Southern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on December 3rd. It feels like things in our politics are moving so quickly these days, it's hard to know where we will be in seven weeks...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Steve Wigginton, LA keynotes, "Aging Roadmap"

| Oct 4, 2019 | California

This month, we feature what is, I think, one of the most interesting studies in California health care in some time. It says that, for all of the energy going into Medi-Cal managed care over the years, the progress on quality has been modest - in fact mostly unchanged.  It's...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: CalAIM, What You Missed, Scott Suckow

| Sep 19, 2019 | California

We had a great event yesterday at our 2019 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference! With about 250 folks in the room, it was a very strong cross-section of senior leaders. The conversations and panel discussions informed much of what we're watching in California health care in September 2019,...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Cynthia Buiza, Plan-Provider Relations, Scott Christman

| Sep 4, 2019 | California

This is the last 5 Things newsletter you'll get from me before our 2019 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference on September 18th. And, because the topics we watch for this newsletter are also often the topics teed up at State of Reform, I wanted to feature a few of...[ Read More ]

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 ]