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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 Arizona: Medicaid enrollment, State fiscal highlights, Health care ballot initiative

| Aug 27, 2020 | Arizona

Our 2020 Arizona State of Reform Health Policy Conference is now set for December. Initially, as you know, our event was to be held in May as it was last year. However, with COVID and our development of a customized virtual conference platform, we've needed a few extra months to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Uninsured rate, John Wiesman, Undocumented workers

| Aug 27, 2020 | Washington

Before COVID, our Inland NW event was always a bit more focused on Eastern Washington, while our Seattle event tried to explore issues facing the whole state. However, now that we're in COVID, that's changed. Next month's event has 24 breakout sessions over two days and is already on pace...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Senator Mitt Romney, Rep. Jennifer Dailey-Provost, Jim Capretta

Michael Goldberg | Aug 20, 2020 | Utah

After our first virtual health policy conference of the season this past Tuesday, DJ Wilson fled to the coast for some much needed r&r. The next conference on deck is our Utah edition on September 15th! As you'll see below, we've lined up some fantastic Keynote speakers. The Detailed Agenda with panel descriptions and a full...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Primaries to watch, Topical Agenda, State health improvement plan

| Aug 18, 2020 | Alaska

Sometimes, it makes sense to pause and take in all of the stress around us. School is starting back up. Over a billion dollars is getting spent to tell Americans why we should vote against this person or that issue. The pandemic continues with no end in sight. The economy...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Capitol insiders, Alex Briscoe, 2020 elections

| Aug 17, 2020 | California

Tomorrow, we host our virtual event for the 2020 Northern California State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference! We have a good crowd of more than 350 attendees signed up from across the California health policy ecosystem. We also have a number of national figures joining as both speakers and registrants....[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Special session, Trillium decision, Linda Roman

| Aug 13, 2020 | Oregon

We've been writing this newsletter now for 9 years, visiting your inbox once a month with five things we think are worth keeping an eye on. They might not be the same five things that you think are always the most important thing for your organization. But, hopefully you find...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Rep. Mark Baisley, Impacts of Medicaid surge, COVID Legislative update

| Aug 13, 2020 | Colorado

This newsletter is a snapshot of five things we think are worth knowing something about for senior health care executives and health policy leaders. It's a quick brief of some of the moving parts of Colorado's health care sector and policy discussions, with lots of links for you to dig...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Primary results, Quality scores report, Rep. Nicole Macri

| Aug 11, 2020 | Washington

A big thank you to the Empire Health Foundation and Amerigroup of Washington for being Event Sponsors at our 2020 Inland NW State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference coming up on Sept. 23-24! This is a tricky time for us all, so their ongoing support is meaningful and appreciated very...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Med-QUEST RFI, Heroes and HEALS Acts, Heather Miyasato

| Aug 6, 2020 | Hawaii

It has taken Hawaii about five months to accumulate 2,763 confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the current rate of spread, Hawaii will accumulate another 2,763 cases in just 15 days. The seven-day average of new cases has more than doubled in the last week. It's a signal that none of us...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: State health care rankings, Glenda Stepchinski, HEALS & HEROES acts compared

| Aug 6, 2020 | Texas

ICYMI, yesterday we announced the launch of our 2020 North Texas State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference. We feature it below as well. Moving to a virtual space is new for everyone. But, I think you'll find we've put in a lot of work to build a platform that is...[ Read More ]