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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: Sen. Roz Baker, Homelessness initiatives, Richard Bettini

| Jun 6, 2019 | Hawaii

A big mahalo to our readers that take time to read our stuff. We compile this monthly newsletter with a small team of reporters who pull together stories and analysis, trying to chart a new model of community, crowd-sourced and crowd-funded "solutions journalism." Our revenue is entirely dependent on our sponsors...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Q&A with Rep. Belatti, Vaccine exemptions, Winnie Suen

| May 10, 2019 | Hawaii

A big mahalo to Emily Boerger, Sara Gentzler, Marjie High and Emily Viles, who together make up our content team with me at State of Reform! With your support, through your conference attendance and participation, State of Reform continues to grow in an era of shrinking newsrooms. So, a big mahalo...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: State budget, Big Island disaster relief, Carl Hinson

| Apr 3, 2019 | Hawaii

Good morning, and welcome to a legislative session that seems to be trucking along at a a fairly efficient pace.  We are tracking the budget and some health care legislation for you, as well as featuring a few stories and a video from our State of Reform reporters.  This is...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Sen. Chang, Trish La Chica, Assisted Community Treatment

| Mar 7, 2019 | Hawaii

State of Reform is very much a team effort. You see that at our conferences, as well as in the community that leads Hawaii health care.  The same is true with this newsletter.  While my name is at the top of this email, this is a product of a number...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Q&A with Rep. John Mizuno, What You Missed, Dave Underriner

| Feb 7, 2019 | Hawaii

I felt so good about this month's edition of 5 Things We're Watching that I hit send before it was ready...  I guess what this shows is that we're a dedicated group of folks that are trying to get good content out quickly - even if sometimes we mess up...[ Read More ]

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 ]