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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 Colorado: Last minute bill movement, Q&A w/Patrick Gordon, Biden budget proposal

| Jun 9, 2021 | Colorado

This may be the calm before the storm. Thursday is the last published day on the US Supreme Court calendar to release opinions from its current term (though they have a few more weeks for orders). It's a term that saw a meaningful challenge to the ACA last November. It...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Rx affordability board, Q&A w/Vincent Atchity, Health in the budget

| May 12, 2021 | Colorado

Today is the 89th legislative day in what has been a unique legislative year. Sine die is scheduled for June 12th, but the budget is already passed and on its way to the governor's desk. So, policy makers are in this odd place where the legislature can still act, but...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Rep. Mary Young, Public option, A fourth wave

| Apr 14, 2021 | Colorado

Thanks very much for reading our stuff, and for supporting our work at State of Reform. This newsletter is free because of the engagement of sponsors and attendees at our annual policy conference. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this year we can convene in person. But, if we can't,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Public option pushback, Vaccine disparities, Health policy on the move

| Mar 9, 2021 | Colorado

The goal of this newsletter is to provide our readers with a unique market and policy briefing of some of the most important topics in Colorado health care and health policy. If you find one of two items in this free newsletter helpful, we would appreciate you sharing this with...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: "Chronic COVID," New public option bill, Drug importation

| Feb 10, 2021 | Colorado

Want to hear something a little crazy? We are now covering state health policy in 15 states, providing more independent coverage of state and market-level health reform than any outlet in the country, so far as we can tell. So, if you'd like to see a run down of all...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Q&A w/Sen. Rhonda Fields, Bennet & Hickenlooper, SUD coverage

| Jan 14, 2021 | Colorado

If you understand the unique character of our republican democracy, you can find calm in this anxious time. In six days, 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...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: 2021 session, Kim Bimestefer, Rural health care

| Dec 10, 2020 | Colorado

This is indeed a "dark winter," as was predicted. But, I'm hopeful that we are perhaps at our nadir. We are 11 days away from the days getting longer. We are four days away from the likely first vaccines to distributed in the US. And, of course we are zero days...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Election results, Looming budget challenge, Vaccine science

| Nov 10, 2020 | Colorado

We are looking forward to hosting a few hundred of our closest friends in Colorado health care next week at the 2020 Colorado State of Reform Health Policy Conference! You still have time to get registered ahead of November 17th. And, since some of the most important questions in Colorado health...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Reinsurance program, Pfizer's vaccine development, Ballot initiatives

Michael Goldberg | Oct 14, 2020 | Colorado

DJ Wilson is needed elsewhere today, so I'm bringing you this edition of "5 Things We're Watching." We are looking forward to our 2020 Colorado State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference on November 17th! Thanks to your support, State of Reform continues to foster this non-partisan “safe table” around which different silos...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: COVID survey, Early Bird registration, Telehealth report

| Sep 11, 2020 | Colorado

Six months ago, it wasn't clear that State of Reform would still be here today. All of our content is funded through revenue from live events. And, COVID put a damper on those. We moved to the virtual space, trying to build a platform that could foster community, collaboration and...[ Read More ]