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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: Budget testimony, Medicaid RFP awards, Optimistic economic outlook

| Apr 5, 2021 | Hawaii

I know there are a lot of other important things going on in the world. But, tonight's game between Gonzaga and Baylor for the Men's NCAA College Basketball National Championship is on my list of things I will be watching tonight at 3:20 PM HST. If you missed the winning...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Q&A w/Lance Segawa, Policy cutoff, People on the move

| Mar 3, 2021 | Hawaii

We are holding our first conference focused on federal policy and a multi-state "learning lab" featuring innovations from across the country. Hawaii's success will be one of our case studies to teach the nation. We purposely made our conference hours late in the day Washington DC time, so that we could...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: US Rep. Ed Case, Budget discussions, Health policy priorities

| Feb 2, 2021 | Hawaii

Our 2021 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference was an honor to host for the 300 or so folks who were able to join us for this virtual event. Now, we are planning our first ever conference focused on federal policy. Our 2021 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Economic recovery, Vaccine rollout, 2021 session

| Jan 5, 2021 | Hawaii

We are looking forward to "seeing" so many of you next week at the 2021 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference! Of course, this year's event will be virtual. So, it will be different from years past. But it's always good to reconnect with our Hawaii ohana, in whatever form...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Q&A w/Sen. Stanley Chang, Topical Agenda, Physician shortage

| Dec 1, 2020 | Hawaii

We are on the cusp of a tremendous leap forward in vaccine science, which is something that our gratification-now culture doesn't fully appreciate. It took 5 days from sequencing the virus genome to the vaccine design. Next week, emergency use authorization is expected for Pfizer's vaccine. First vaccinations are expected December...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Economic forecast, CRF spending, International perspective on COVID

| Oct 7, 2020 | Hawaii

At the rate 2020 is going, who knows what might happen by the end of the year. Menehune might come back with fishing gear on Kauai. Pele could kickstart Kilauea. Or we might find out Elvis lives and runs a small art gallery in Maui. Who knows at this point....[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Bruce Anderson, Medicaid enrollments, Jeannette Koijane

| Sep 3, 2020 | Hawaii

On August 9th, 309 new cases were reported in Hawaii – almost 50% higher than the two week average of new daily cases. The 14-day average is 230 new cases. At that lower rate of 230 cases per day, that means 1 in 16 Hawaii residents will likely contract the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Med-QUEST RFI, Heroes and HEALS Acts, Heather Miyasato

| Aug 6, 2020 | Hawaii

It has taken Hawaii about five months to accumulate 2,763 confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the current rate of spread, Hawaii will accumulate another 2,763 cases in just 15 days. The seven-day average of new cases has more than doubled in the last week. It's a signal that none of us...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Budget bill, 5 Slides video, Steve Robertson

| Jul 1, 2020 | Hawaii

Welcome to the second half of 2020! I appreciate very much your taking the time to read our stuff, to hear from our guests, and to forward this newsletter to other folks you think might want to subscribe. Our broader ohana in Hawaii, made up of everyone of you that follows...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Med-QUEST update, Modernizing public health, Aimee Grace

| Jun 3, 2020 | Hawaii

“We have to make an effort in the United States, we have to make an effort to understand, to go beyond these rather difficult times… What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the...[ Read More ]