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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: Capitol insiders, K-12 COVID outbreaks, Barriers to care

| Sep 10, 2021 | Michigan

Over the last few months, Patrick Jones has been doing great work leading our reporting of health reform and health policy in Michigan. He is part of a seven-member news room at State of Reform, led by our managing editor, Emily Boerger. It's a strong team I'm very honored to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: Hospital financial health, Tim Pletcher, Workforce challenges

| Aug 5, 2021 | Michigan

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 ]

5 Things Michigan: Health in the budget, MHA policy priorities, Addressing racial disparities

| Jul 8, 2021 | Michigan

While DJ is out trying to get in a well-deserved vacation, I’ll be bringing you this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the managing editor here at State of Reform where I have my eye on health care and health policy in Michigan and a number of other states....[ Read More ]

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 ]

Over 100 organizations at State of Reform in Michigan next week

Matt Beuschlein | May 19, 2021

With a week to go until the conference, we wanted to share the list of over 100 organizations that will be attending our Michigan event next week. It's an impressive list and one that we're honored to host and convene on May 27th! We are looking forward to seeing a...[ 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 ]