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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: Sen. Richard Pan, Samoa, CalAIM

| Dec 5, 2019 | California

If you weren't able to make our 2019 Southern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference this week, you can see "What You Missed."  There was tremendous energy and optimism in the hallways and sessions. Sen. Richard Pan was very strong, as was Asm. Marie Waldron. So, some of our content...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Primaries, Samoa, Topical Agenda

| Dec 5, 2019 | Texas

Tomorrow, our "Early Bird" rates expire for our upcoming 2020 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference on Feb. 4th. Prices will go up over the weekend. So, if you already know you want to join about 400 of your closest friends in Texas health care in Austin, we'd love to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green, BH workforce, Jiquanda Nelson

| Nov 26, 2019 | Washington

We are about ten weeks away from our 2020 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference. This next year's event will be our 10th, a big anniversary for an event we weren't sure would have a second iteration, much less a 10th. Ten years ago, I asked folks like Aaron Katz,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Q&A with Rep. Josephson, Express Care, Gennifer Moreau

| Nov 21, 2019 | Alaska

The governor's budget will be out by December 15th, which will kick off the gnashing of teeth known as the legislative budget process. With a recall campaign likely getting dragged up to the Supreme Court, it may provide powerful context to this year's session. Whether it tones things down or...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Budget review, Public comments on waiver, Bill Stilling

| Nov 21, 2019 | Utah

November is a great time of year to show a little extra gratitude... So, with that in mind, thank you for reading our stuff. Thanks also to those folks that come to speak and attend our conference earlier this year. Your engagement and support is what holds our entire enterprise...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: County-led initiatives, 2020 legislative session, Social determinants

| Nov 19, 2019 | California

We are now two weeks away from our San Diego event, the 2019 Southern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference. It's the third of three events we host each year in California. And, since much of what we're watching in California health care is going to be on the stage...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Inslee's "why" problem, Group Health Foundation in politics, Jacquie Owens

| Nov 14, 2019 | Washington

We are now 8 weeks out from our 2020 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference...  Momentum is really building, I'm happy to say. And, I think you'll see from the Topical Agenda, and ultimately our speakers, that our Convening Panel is looking to offer even more cutting edge sessions than usual. In...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado:  Billy Wynne, What you missed, Return to Sender

| Nov 14, 2019 | Colorado

We had a tremendous turnout for our inaugural State of Reform conference last month. Thank you so much to sponsors like Anthem, HMA, Beacon Health Options, and Optimetra. They put the wind in our sails this year but it was the 250-plus attendees that helped to make the event really...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Sen. Kai Kahele, Telemedicine, Shareh Ghani, MD

| Nov 7, 2019 | Hawaii

We are putting the finishing touches on our Topical Agenda for our 2020 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on January 14th. We'll have that out to you for review soon. From there, we will hustle to curate about 65 speakers from across the spectrum of Hawaii's health care and...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Salem insiders, Lessons from CCO 1.0, "One on One Conversations"

| Nov 7, 2019 | Oregon

Next week, we hold our 2019 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference, one of the state's largest, most important health care and health policy events on the calendar.  We'll have almost 400 folks in the room at the Hilton downtown, but it won't be quite the same without you! So,...[ Read More ]