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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 Michigan: US Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Behavioral health, MDHHS update

| Jun 9, 2021 | Michigan

This may be the calm before the storm. Thursday is the last published day on the US Supreme Court calendar to release opinions from its current term (though they have a few more weeks for orders). It's a term that saw a meaningful challenge to the ACA last November. It...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: Cost drivers, Capitol insiders, Integrating the social determinants of health

| May 14, 2021 | Michigan

We are two weeks out from our 2021 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on May 27th. So, we're putting the finishing touches on our agenda, and confirming the last of our more than 60 speakers! It's going to be an amazing event, and we are very excited to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: COVID-19 surges, Rural health challenges, Topical Agenda

| Apr 6, 2021 | Michigan

My Gonzaga Bulldogs were outplayed last night by the Baylor Bears, who won the NCAA Men's College Basketball National Championship. After 22 years straight of going to the post-season tournament, Gonzaga has just two national championship appearances and zero titles in their run. I'm reminded, however, that the first effort...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: MDHHS budget priorities, 15-point health proposal, Vaccine disparities

| Mar 4, 2021 | Michigan

Next week, we hold our Convening Panel meeting ahead of our 2021 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference. This is the group that kicks off our agenda setting process ahead of this year's event. We'll release the list of participants after our meeting to show you everyone contributing to this...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: Vaccinations, COVID appropriations, Mental health

| Feb 4, 2021 | Michigan

Welcome to our first edition of 5 Things We're Watching in Michigan health care. I hope you'll find some of our journalism below helpful to you as you work to improve the Michigan health care system. And, if you know of someone who may be interested in our coverage of...[ Read More ]