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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: Committee membership, Vaccine distribution, COVID relief

| Jan 6, 2021 | California

Regardless of one's politics, if you want a story about how one person can make a difference in her community, which will make a difference in her state, and so in her country, and then in the world, look no further than what Stacey Abrams has done in Georgia. Folks can...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Economic recovery, Vaccine rollout, 2021 session

| Jan 5, 2021 | Hawaii

We are looking forward to "seeing" so many of you next week at the 2021 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference! Of course, this year's event will be virtual. So, it will be different from years past. But it's always good to reconnect with our Hawaii ohana, in whatever form...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Legislators talk 2021, Future of AZ health care, Budget considerations

| Dec 29, 2020 | Arizona

It wasn't entirely clear back in March when the economy shut down, that we would still be with you come the end of the year. For an outlet funded through conference revenue, rather than ads and impression counts, your support, engagement, and reading has made all of the difference for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Pre-filed bills, Pandemic legislative innovations, Health care agenda outline

| Dec 29, 2020 | Maryland

Welcome to our inaugural edition of 5 Things We're Watching in Maryland health care. This market and policy intelligence newsletter covers Maryland health care and health policy, and highlights some of our independent reporting on state and federal issues. We are funded through readers, and our conference goers at our...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Total cost of care, Federal health policy, Pandemic innovations

| Dec 21, 2020 | Washington

Our 2021 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference is shaping up to be as good as ever, with sessions, keynotes, and networking opportunities for attendees that will be unique for our COVID age. We announce some unique networking opportunities for attendees next week. Registration rates go up later this week....[ Read More ]

5 Things Virginia: Northam budget, 2021 session, COVID projections

| Dec 18, 2020 | Virginia

In health care and health policy, we have five things lined up for you that we think are worth watching. Not everything is as hopeful as my holiday cheer, but we think these are five things that Virginia's senior health care executives and health policy leaders should track as 2020...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Biden health policy, children's mental health, AG Reyes

| Dec 17, 2020 | Utah

We are experiencing a tremendous leap forward in vaccine science, something that our gratification-now culture doesn't fully appreciate. It took 5 days from sequencing the virus genome to the vaccine design. Only 5 days! It took four years for the mumps vaccine to be developed, which was previously the fastest development of a vaccine...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Budget proposal, Health policy in the Biden era, APCD

| Dec 16, 2020 | Alaska

We only have five more days until it starts getting lighter each day. We only have five more days before it starts getting lighter each day. We only have five more days before it starts getting lighter each day... The vaccines are almost here. Stay safe and healthy this holiday...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Budget preview, Pre-filed bills, New leadership

| Dec 16, 2020 | California

We feature a number of news bits out of Sacramento this week, as well as from our recent SoCal conference. But, perhaps the biggest news about California health care this week - at least outside of California - was the 60 Minutes story featuring the AG lawsuit against Sutter "for business...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: 2021 session, Kim Bimestefer, Rural health care

| Dec 10, 2020 | Colorado

This is indeed a "dark winter," as was predicted. But, I'm hopeful that we are perhaps at our nadir. We are 11 days away from the days getting longer. We are four days away from the likely first vaccines to distributed in the US. And, of course we are zero days...[ Read More ]