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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.

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 ]

5 Things Hawaii: Session, Amazon, "What you missed"

| Feb 6, 2018 | Hawaii

Thank you to everyone who joined us last month at our 2018 State of Reform Health Policy Conference!  If you weren't able to join us, check out the day's highlights.  It captures the energy and essence of the gathering.  You can see many of the speaker presentations, as well.  You can also watch...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: The post-ACA system, 1115 waiver, Sen. Josh Green

| Jan 8, 2018 | Hawaii

We are looking forward to seeing almost 300 of you this Wednesday at the 2018 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference! If you haven't signed up yet, you can register here to be with us. We would be honored to have you. Because our conference includes topics and speakers...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Kelley Withy, Topical Agenda, Castle Medical Center

| Dec 6, 2017 | Hawaii

I hope you had a relaxing Thanksgiving weekend before the holiday season gets a little too busy! I always find this time of year to be a good reminder to say thank you to everyone who is working to move the health system forward. So, mahalo nui for all that...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Michael Gold, Hilton Raethel, Brian Schatz

| Nov 1, 2017 | Hawaii

I hope your week has been full of treats rather than tricks! Last night was full of too much candy at our house. We'll be trying to siphon off sugar from our kids' stockpile for the next few days without them knowing...  I wish us all luck. We're working with...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Executive Order, Lessons from Texas, Richard Bettini

| Oct 10, 2017 | Hawaii

We've got a couple of interesting items for you this month, ranging from Amazon to President Trump's executive order. The former will probably sneak up on you.  The latter is expected to make waves on Thursday. Until then, here are 5 Things We're Watching for leaders in Hawaii's health care...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: US Senate, Marcus Oshiro, Schatz bill

| Sep 7, 2017 | Hawaii

Summer is almost over, school is getting started, and Congress is back to work. My summer included a trip to Italy, seeing the total eclipse, and spending 6 hours on an 18" ledge 50 feet above the ocean. Thanks to the US Navy for saving me and my kids from...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Sen. Hirono, proposed rates & reductions, Joy Barua

| Aug 10, 2017 | Hawaii

I think we're all recovering from a little bit of whiplash following events in DC this July. While we're looking forward to a (hopefully) quiet recess, we couldn't resist giving a shout out to Senator Hirono for her work before looking at what's been happening in Hawaii's health care while...[ Read More ]