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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 Hawaii: Mike & Ray, Plan & Providers, Capitol insiders

| Jan 2, 2019 | Hawaii

Our team at State of Reform is looking forward to hosting about 300 of Hawaii's senior health care executives and policy leaders in two weeks at the 2019 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference!  And, because the things we are watching all year in Hawaii health care become manifest in the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Tulsi Gabbard, Housing waiver approved, Topical Agenda

| Dec 10, 2018 | Hawaii

Good Monday morning!  We are five weeks out from our 2019 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on January 15th.  We'll release our full list of speakers next week, a list that continues to develop and evolve based on input from our Convening Panel - and you!  If you have suggestions...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Election night, Christopher Chow, Final ACA rates

| Nov 9, 2018 | Hawaii

With many races nationally still too close to call, election night in Honolulu was subdued with many important races decided in the primary. There will be a flurry of activity next among insiders: caucus leadership, possible policy staff changes, etc.  Health policy activity is likely to be also subdued for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: 1115 Waiver Update, Med-QUEST Adult Dental, Heidar Thordarson

| Oct 4, 2018 | Hawaii

Our Convening Panel had great conversations this week about the issues most impacting the future of Hawaiian health care as we begin to organize for our Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference on January 15, 2019. We are always looking to build an engaging and diverse complement of speakers to drive the conversation...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: US House Democrats, Victoria Page, Maui hospital RFP

| Sep 6, 2018 | Hawaii

The national news of the last two days - Bob Woodward's book release, Judge Kavanaugh's hearings, and the anonymously written piece in the NY Times - are enough to make your head spin. Don't be distracted.  The financing and political pressures right now in health care are mounting, and require our collective attention -...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: AlohaCare, dialysis center opens, Sheri Daniels

| Jul 3, 2018 | Hawaii

Happy Fourth of July! DJ is taking a well deserved vacation, so I'm bringing you this edition of 5 Things We're Watching, with some help from my colleagues Marjie High and Emily Boerger. We have news from AlohaCare, a veto from Gov. Ige, and more lined up for you. DJ...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Judy Mohr Peterson, California primary, Dept. of Health

| Jun 5, 2018 | Hawaii

We now cover state level health policy in six states:  HI, OR, WA, CA, AK, and TX.  So, this month, we continue our independent reporting, analysis and commentary on Hawaii, including additional stories on Hawaii health care here.  We also add in something from the AP and one from California.  If...[ Read More ]

Medicare changes, Social contract in health care, Michael Stollar

| May 8, 2018 | Hawaii

What are you doing on January 15th?  If you don't have plans, we'd love to have you with us at our 2019 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference!  Consider this your save the date... Now, onto Five Things We're Watching in Hawaii health care for the month of May! 1. ...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Dave Underriner, Haley Hsieh, Health Disparities

| Apr 4, 2018 | Hawaii

Our January 2019 event seems like it is so far away, and it is!  But we're beginning our planning for the annual event now.  We host our Convening Panel meeting in September.  But, if you're interested in helping to shape the conversation, drop us a note.  We're always looking for smart voices...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Opioids, 1115 waiver, Magellan Hawai'i

| Mar 6, 2018 | Hawaii

We have about nine weeks left of this year's legislative session with First Crossover coming later this week. We're tracking legislation, but also keeping our eye on the 1115 waiver, and broader issues in Hawaii healthcare.  You'll see those among the 5 Things We're Watching in Hawaii health care for...[ Read More ]