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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: Capitol insiders, Payment transformation, Social determinants

| Jan 2, 2020 | Hawaii

Welcome to 2020!  In two weeks, we'll be seeing a number of you at the 2020 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference!  We're excited to re-connect with about 300 old friends and with new in Hawaii's health care system. This will be our fourth year hosting our annual conference, an...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Agency budget asks, Pre-filed bills, Ken Meyer

| Dec 27, 2019 | Arizona

Good news? That weight I lost earlier this year...  well, I found it again this holiday season. Here's to hoping all of your holiday cheer was met in-kind and that your new year's resolutions last past January...! Don't mind my post-holiday curmudgeoness...  Here are 5 Things We're Watching in Arizona...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Olympia Insiders, Lessons from other states, Cost of care

| Dec 23, 2019 | Washington

Last night, our kids and about 10-12 other kids on our street went caroling around the neighborhood. It was dark, and chilly, of course. But, in an hour, we met a 102-woman none of us had met before. The kids hugged the recent widower on the corner. And, we introduced...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: 5th Circuit, Rep. Brad Daw, Convening Panel

| Dec 20, 2019 | Utah

I'm a little late getting this out, but I'm really late on getting my holiday shopping done! Hopefully, you've gotten all of yours squared away and you're stress-free heading into the weekend! We should all be so lucky..! Merry Christmas to you, and happy holidays! Thank you for your support...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Public option comments, Rep. Susan Lontine, Prescription drug costs

| Dec 19, 2019 | Colorado

Our team at State of Reform is about to head out for an 'escape room' as part of our holiday party. Maybe it says something about the state of things in 2019 that we're choosing to lock ourselves in a room for an hour with no access to the world...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Rep. Geran Tarr, Health budget, Jonathan King

| Dec 18, 2019 | Alaska

Next year will be our tenth year hosting State of Reform in Alaska, and covering health policy with this newsletter.  I can't really believe we are still at it!  And the primary reason we are is because of you support. You come to our conference, you read our stuff, and...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Asm. Marie Waldron, Covered California, Kellie Todd Griffin

| Dec 18, 2019 | California

In this time of gratitude, I want to share my thanks to our team at State of Reform. They are smart, hard working, and brave - and an honor to work with. Emily Boerger is often my right and left hand in writing 5 Things, and completely invaluable. So, thank...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Detailed Agenda, Chris Bandoli, Health Care Climate Alliance

| Dec 12, 2019 | Washington

We are now four weeks out from our 2020 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference!  It's our 10th anniversary (crazy, right?) and we've got our Detailed Agenda now out with over 100 speakers curated for you on January 9th. We have also posted the speakers for our Pre-Conference Sessions for folks that want...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Retirements in the legislature, "What You Missed," John Kitzhaber

| Dec 12, 2019 | Oregon

2019 has been a big year for us at State of Reform.  We held our 8th annual conference in Portland, and now host State of Reform in 13 markets (crazy, right?)  More importantly, perhaps, we recently hired Madeline Shannon of The Newport News-Times to help us cover Oregon health policy...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Samoa, Robin Gelburd, Behavioral health report

| Dec 5, 2019 | Hawaii

We are now six weeks out from our 2020 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference! It's right around the corner... So, with Thanksgiving behind us, and Christmas and Hanukkah not yet fully upon us, now is a good time to get registered to be with us on January 14th at the Hilton Hawaiian...[ Read More ]