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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 Florida: Health in the budget, Q&A w/ Andrew Behrman, Price transparency

| Jan 6, 2022 | Florida

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season filled with laughter, relaxation, and good company. In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching," we feature some of the conversations taking place ahead of the 2022 legislative session, which begins next week. We have a breakdown of...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Q&A w/ Sen. Shev Jones, Nursing home financial health, Coverage gap

| Dec 9, 2021 | Florida

We are excited to announce that we recently opened up registration for the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference. The event is coming up on February 17 and will be fully virtual, allowing attendees from across the country to participate! This conference will feature conversations on federal health policy,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Medicaid redetermination, COVID-19 treatment costs, Health care workforce

| Nov 3, 2021 | Florida

Another week of interim committee meetings kicked off on Monday in preparation for the 2022 legislative session. With session in mind, this edition of "5 Things" features some of the health policy conversations take place and legislation being filed ahead of January 11, 2022. As always, thanks for reading. If you...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Agency budget requests, Health policy in 2022, Q&A w/ Rep. Nicholas X. Duran

| Oct 7, 2021 | Florida

After more than a decade writing and editing this newsletter, 5 Things We're Watching, in a range of states like Florida, I'm passing the baton to our managing editor, Emily Boerger. She's one of the best and brightest among a super smart team here at State of Reform. I'll have...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Q&A w/ Dr. Rob Darzynkiewicz, Medicaid funding forecast, Abortion legislation

| Sep 7, 2021 | Florida

Now that all of Florida's kids have been back in school for about a month, it appears that the incidence of COVID in kids 12 and younger may exceed that of all adults in the state. Cases among kids seem to be surging, offsetting the now pretty significant decline among adults....[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: HCBS spending plan, Erica Floyd-Thomas, Behavioral health funding

| Aug 9, 2021 | Florida

It’s an odd time in COVID. Public opinion has turned gloomy, with Gallup reporting that more people are pessimistic about the future of COVID and getting the disease than are optimistic. That’s the first time since January that more folks are worried than hopeful. Moreover, 1 in 3 vaccinated individuals are...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Medicaid flexibilities ending, Q&A w/Alison Yager, Suicide Task Force

| Jul 8, 2021 | Florida

While DJ is out trying to get in a well-deserved vacation, I’ll be bringing you this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the managing editor here at State of Reform where I have my eye on health care and health policy in Florida and a number of other states....[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Value-based care, Health in the budget, Overdoses on the rise

| Jun 9, 2021 | Florida

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 Florida: Capitol insiders, Value-based care, Innovations in telehealth

| May 6, 2021 | Florida

We are excited to host a few hundred of our closest friends in Florida health care in two weeks at our 2021 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference on May 20th! And, because the topics are some of the most pressing issues in Florida health care today, we thought it...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Medicaid cuts, Topical Agenda, PBM reform

| Apr 6, 2021 | Florida

My Gonzaga Bulldogs were outplayed last night in the NCAA Men's College Basketball National Championship. Congrats to my neighbor, a Baylor grad, and the rest of the Baylor Bears for a well earned victory. Gonzaga has been on an incredible run. They have made the NCAA post-season tournament every years...[ Read More ]