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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 Washington: 2019 session wrap-up, Wellfound BH Hospital, Sarah Arnquist

| May 17, 2019 | Washington

The session's over but the dust has yet to settle. It was a big session for health care.  We feature some elements of the session below, including some contextual analysis about what some of it means.  But, it's notable that each of the four caucuses had stand out efforts by...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Q&A with Rep. Dunnigan & Sen. Davis, Rx importation, Dr. Chandra Gowda

| May 16, 2019 | Utah

Last month, we held our 2019 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference! It was a tremendous event, a full room, and lots of very smart folks engaging in conversation.  If you missed the conference, don't fret!  We feature some of those discussions for you here in this edition of...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Medicaid redesign, Beacon protests BH-ASO award, Amy L. Mackin

| May 14, 2019 | Alaska

The tourists are in town and Alaska has arrived on the cusp of summer! That means things will slow down through much of the economy. But, it's also sometimes the time when things might move in health care, when the pressure is a little lower and folks can be more...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Q&A with Rep. Roberts, Bill highlights, Health care budget

| May 14, 2019 | Colorado

You may have noticed a new byline showing up at State of Reform. We're excited to have had Emily Viles join our team to cover Colorado health policy. Prior to State of Reform, she worked in the Colorado Legislature on policy, and just happens to be completing her master's degree in health policy...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Legislators on session, Emily Jenkins, Future of AHCCCS

| May 14, 2019 | Arizona

We are excited to host our 2019 Arizona State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on May 23rd, just next week! And, because our agenda is full of topics that we're watching in Arizona health care, we are devoting this edition to some of the sessions and speakers you'll see with...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Q&A with Rep. Belatti, Vaccine exemptions, Winnie Suen

| May 10, 2019 | Hawaii

A big mahalo to Emily Boerger, Sara Gentzler, Marjie High and Emily Viles, who together make up our content team with me at State of Reform! With your support, through your conference attendance and participation, State of Reform continues to grow in an era of shrinking newsrooms. So, a big mahalo...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: HHSC budgets, Dianne Longley, MCO accountability

| May 8, 2019 | Texas

With luck, we are nearing the home stretch for the 2019 legislative session. It's one that saw more progress on health policy than some might have thought when we convened our Austin event in February. With the session almost done, and as we plan for our Dallas event in September, I'm sure we'll still...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Whole Person Care, Aaron Byzak, IHA Atlas

| May 7, 2019 | California

The May budget revise will be out later this week, setting the stage for finalizing the budget ahead of June 15th. You can keep tabs on those numbers here. But, if you want to know where the conversation is really heading in Sacramento when it comes to health policy and the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Medicaid budget cuts, Sen. Maureen Walsh, Shawn West

| Apr 23, 2019 | Washington

This edition of 5 Things spends a lot of time covering the final points of disagreement in the legislative session. It points to a great deal of independent, original reporting done primarily by two rock star reporters at State of Reform.  Emily Boerger and Sara Gentzler do great work for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Operating budget, Medicare Trustees Report, Commissioner Adam Crum

| Apr 22, 2019 | Alaska

Our Convening Panel meeting is coming up in May for our 2019 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference. That event is set for October 2, 2019, and will be back at the Dena'ina. So, if you have topics that you'd like to suggest for consideration on this fall's agenda, let...[ Read More ]