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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 Texas: Molina & Centene, Special session, Marjorie Petty

| Aug 3, 2017 | Texas

I think we're all suffering from a little bit of whiplash following events in DC the last few weeks. Luckily, health policy in Austin seems to be moving a little slower, at least in the House. From the special session to the individual market, here's what we're watching for Texas...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Executive moves, US Senate, CCO Metrics

| Jul 27, 2017 | Oregon

It's an amazing time to watch the US Senate. Votes continue today with a single payer amendment coming to the floor as I write. But, we've got our eye on a few other items in Oregon health care as well. Here are 5 Things We're Watching for Oregon health care...[ Read More ]

5 Things CA: US Senate, single payer, Micah Weinberg

| Jul 26, 2017 | California

I was reminded of Churchill while watching the vote in the US Senate. This is a quote of his about which many might agree:  "Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." The US...[ Read More ]

5 Things WA: US Senate, MultiCare, Merissa Clyde

| Jul 25, 2017 | Washington

Who knows how this day will end in DC, though it appears Republicans are falling into line for a vote for debate to begin in the Senate. That vote is happening now. Watch it here. That, and a few other important things are what we have our eye on in...[ Read More ]

5 Things AK: 1332 waiver, Sitka Community Hospital, Noel Rea

| Jul 25, 2017 | Alaska

Usually, summer in Alaska and in Washington DC is a slower time for health policy.  Nothing feels slow about health care today, however.  Among the many things, here are 5 Things We're Watching in Alaska health care for your review. As always, thanks for reading our stuff. 1.  Moving pieces...[ Read More ]

5 Things HI: Scott Miscovich, BCRA, hospital charity care

| Jul 19, 2017 | Hawaii

I hear there is an interesting slate of summer movies out, but the latest episode of "Game of Thrones" has much of my attention.  And, by "Game of Thrones," I mean the debacle happening on health policy in Washington DC as the Senate ties itself in knots. It's some of...[ Read More ]

5 Things WA: Senate's updated BCRA, Providence, Jorge Rivera

| Jul 13, 2017 | Washington

I read some of Thomas Paine's writings over the 4th of July, and I couldn't help but think this famous quote is a great fit for the state of health policy today: "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this...[ Read More ]

5 Things TX: Sen. Cruz, Memorial Hermann, Hon. Carl Islett

| Jul 13, 2017 | Texas

"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." That quote comes from Thomas Paine a few...[ Read More ]

5 Things OR: Two trends, Ralph Prows, CBO score

| Jun 29, 2017 | Oregon

I'm trying to find a distraction from health policy in the Italian hills of Umbria with my family, so I am 9 hours ahead of Oregon at the moment. With the session (hopefully) ending soon, and Congress about to go on break, hopefully we'll all be without the distraction of...[ Read More ]

5 Things AK: AHCA, Juneau, Beth Johnson

| Jun 22, 2017 | Alaska

These are "interesting times," indeed. We focus this issue primarily on the AHCA, but we can't overlook Juneau or thoughtful voices working towards innovation and collaboration in Alaska's health care system. It's "What We're Watching" in Alaska health care. 1.  Senate version of the AHCA is out Here are a...[ Read More ]