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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: Medicaid award protest, Bills we're watching, What you missed

| Feb 6, 2020 | Hawaii

It is always such an honor to have the State of Reform ohana with us at our annual event. With about 350 folks with us, including some of the most senior health policy executives and health policy leaders from across the state, State of Reform brought together a diverse and...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Brad Gilbert, Bills we're watching, Chris Daher

| Feb 6, 2020 | California

Our Convening Panel will be meeting this month ahead of our 2020 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on May 12th. So, now is a good time to send us any ideas you have for topics for this year's event. We'll get those in the mix for our...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Lorry Bottrill, Bills to watch, Coronavirus

| Jan 30, 2020 | Arizona

Our 2020 Arizona State of Reform Health Policy Conference is coming up on May 21st - right around the corner!  We haven't yet opened registration for this year's conference, but you can check out the highlights from last year's event for a sense of the energy, optimism and conversations that...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Health policy update, Coronavirus, Sen. Manka Dhingra

| Jan 29, 2020 | Washington

We're in week three of the legislative session. While it's an active one on health policy, it sort of makes the activity of the 2019 session appear all the more herculean. AWHP Exec Director Chris Bandoli said at our recent conference that these short sessions are often the place where...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Speaker Wilson, Utah bans conversion therapy, Dan Richards

| Jan 23, 2020 | Utah

We are building towards our annual event, the 2020 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference, which is now about 10 weeks away!  It'll be here quickly. But there is a legislative session to get through first. So, we hear from Rep. Brad Wilson and track a few other policy...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Reactions to the budget, DHCS director, Kimberly Gallo

| Jan 23, 2020 | California

We are covering the budget, the courts, and agency issues in this edition of 5 Things We're Watching. If you've been reading us for a while, you'll know these are meant to be five short reads on things we think are important for senior health care executives and health policy...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Q&A with Rep. Matt Claman, Challenges of cutting Medicaid, Rep. Sharon Jackson

| Jan 23, 2020 | Alaska

If you've been reading our newsletter for some time, then you know we try to offer five things we think are worth keeping an eye on each month for the senior health care executives and health policy leaders that read our stuff.  Our 'things' may not all be perfect for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Sen. David Frockt, Nichole Maher, Bills to watch

| Jan 15, 2020 | Washington

Last week's conference in Seattle was a big one, and candidly, such an honor to host. Thank you for letting us play this unique role in Washington State health care.  If you weren't one of the almost 900 folks in the room last week, take a look at what you...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Dawn Jagger, Health Share CEO, Republicans and federal health policy

| Jan 15, 2020 | Oregon

This year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of State of Reform. I'm not sure how long we thought State of Reform would last when we launched, but I'm tremendously grateful that you have supported us over the years. We are honored that you let us play this unique role in...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Population Health, US Rep. Michael Burgess, Total cost of care

| Jan 15, 2020 | Texas

We are excited to see between 300-400 of you at our upcoming 2020 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference next month! It is shaping up to be a tremendous event, with both state and federal leaders joining us from across the spectrum of health policy. So, for this month's...[ Read More ]