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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 California: Newsom's first session, Beau Hennemann, Drug transparency

| Oct 16, 2019 | California

In case you missed it, our Topical Agenda is now out for our 2019 Southern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on December 3rd. It feels like things in our politics are moving so quickly these days, it's hard to know where we will be in seven weeks...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Art Ushijima, FMAP drop, Hale Ola

| Oct 10, 2019 | Hawaii

We are now about 13 weeks away from our 2020 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference!  I know that seems like a ways off, and it is... But not if you are working to line up 60+ speakers at the event!  It's what we're just getting started with now. So,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: HCA budget "asks," Universal Care Work Group, Sen. Lisa Murkowski

| Oct 10, 2019 | Washington

Registration is now open for the 2020 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference, a mere 12 weeks away. That seems like a long ways away - unless you're part of the team working to line up over 110 speakers in a 6 week period! We'll have the Topical Agenda out to you...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: FMAP drop, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Cost of care

| Oct 9, 2019 | Oregon

We are five weeks out from our annual health policy conference. It is the key revenue generator that funds all of our Oregon health policy reporting and analysis throughout the year. So, thanks for your consideration in joining us. It'll be our 8th conference in Portland, with a strong line up...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado:  The future of hospitals, Reviewing RAEs, John Kitzhaber

| Oct 9, 2019 | Colorado

The good news is that we have a fantastic lineup of some of Colorado's most important health care executives and health policy leaders ready for you on October 30th at the 2019 Colorado State of Reform Health Policy Conference.  We feature a number of them in this month's edition of 5...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Steve Wigginton, LA keynotes, "Aging Roadmap"

| Oct 4, 2019 | California

This month, we feature what is, I think, one of the most interesting studies in California health care in some time. It says that, for all of the energy going into Medi-Cal managed care over the years, the progress on quality has been modest - in fact mostly unchanged.  It's...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Life expectancy by zip, Ryan Mooney, #TribFest19

| Oct 4, 2019 | Texas

So far in 2019, we've have published 704 independent stories at State of Reform, where we cover health policy and health care in nine states in the west.  In Texas, our team has authored or posted 58 stories on Texas health care and health policy. All of our journalism is funded...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Insured rates, Swatee Surve, Interim committees

| Sep 27, 2019 | Arizona

While the legislative session is a few months away, important committee work takes place in the interim. Want to know about rate changes to MCO capitation rates? That was in committee yesterday. Data on opioid use is teed up today. Those items and a few others we think are worth...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Embright, Rep. Paul Harris, INW keynotes

| Sep 26, 2019 | Washington

This newsletter is a collection of five things we think are worth knowing something about if you're a senior health care executive or policy leader in Washington State. You may find some items more relevant than others. Or perhaps you've been looped in on some of these topics far more...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Blue Button 2.0, Topical Agenda, Drug price transparency

| Sep 20, 2019 | Oregon

We are about 8 weeks out from our 2019 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference and registration is already well ahead of previous years. There's a reasonable chance we will actually sell out this year, given the space allowances at the hotel. So, if you know you want to be with...[ Read More ]