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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: Workforce pipeline, Affordable housing funds, UH Health Policy Initiative

| May 4, 2022 | Hawaii

Tomorrow is the last scheduled day of the 2022 Legislative Session. With that in mind, I wanted to extend a big thank you to Nicole Pasia who leads our Hawaii health care reporting at State of Reform. She's been steeped in policy and budget conversations for the past few months...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Health in the budget, Kōkua services RFP, Public health emergency

| Apr 6, 2022 | Hawaii

The final day of the 2022 legislative session is now less than a month away. With that in mind, this edition of "5 Things We're Watching" features details on health policy on the move and the latest budget conversations taking place in the capitol. Thanks for reading! Emily Boerger State...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Q&A w/ HBPC Director Will White, First decking, Hawaii CARES

| Mar 3, 2022 | Hawaii

This edition of "5 Things We're Watching" features several of the conversations our team at State of Reform has hosted over the past month. We have a Q&A with the new director of the Hawaii Budget and Policy Center, comments from Lt. Gov. Josh Green from our recent federal policy...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Health budget requests, Economic outlook, What you missed

| Feb 2, 2022 | Hawaii

Last month we were honored to host the 2022 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference, which brought together a diverse group of some of the most senior health care executives and health policy leaders in the state. In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching," we feature several of...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Implications of poverty, Workforce solutions, Mental health

| Jan 6, 2022 | Hawaii

We are less than one week out from our 2022 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference. The conference will feature 3 keynotes, 16 breakout sessions, and close to 60 curated speakers who will talk through some of the most pressing and impactful issues facing Hawaii's health care system. In light of increasing infections...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Q&A w/ Sen. San Buenaventura, Detailed Agenda, Workforce shortage

| Dec 9, 2021 | Hawaii

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 Hawaii: Q&A w/ Jill Tokuda, Medicaid redetermination, Youth mental health

| Nov 4, 2021 | Hawaii

Recent weeks have seen a flurry of election announcements for statewide positions. This month's edition of "5 Things" features a Q&A with former State Senator Jill Tokuda who recently announced she will again run for lieutenant governor. We'll reach out to more candidates in the coming months for conversations on...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Med-QUEST amendments, Early Bird Registration, Q&A w/ Heather Lusk

| Oct 7, 2021 | Hawaii

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we will be in person at our 2022 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference this year. I think things are moving in the right direction and once kiddos can get vaccinated, I know a number of folks will be even more comfortable. Vaccinations...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Q&A w/ Beth Giesting, Hospital capacity, Native Hawaiian health care

| Sep 8, 2021 | Hawaii

E komo mai and a big mahalo to our new reporter Nicole Pasia. She is covering Hawaii's health care sector, and as you'll see below, has gone directly to the source for some great interviews this month. Emily Boerger continues to be the backbone of our reporting team as managing...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Brian Baker, HCBS spending proposal, ICU capacity projections

| Aug 4, 2021 | Hawaii

We are at a tricky place in America right now vis-a-vis COVID. For the first time since January, more people are pessimistic about the future of the disease than are optimistic, according to new polling from Gallup. Moreover, 1 in 3 vaccinated individuals are "somewhat" or "very worried" about contracting the...[ Read More ]