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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: Rep. Lina Ortega, North Texas Virtual Conference, Rep. Garnet Coleman

| Sep 3, 2020

In the last seven days, the average daily rate of infections is down across Texas by 32%. That’s the good news. However, even those reduced trends would mean one in 16 Texans would become infected with COVID over the next 12 months. With that as context, Steve Love, CEO of...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Sen. Nathan Johnson, COVID transmission, insurance crisis

| Jun 5, 2020 | Texas

"We have to make an effort in the United States, we have to make an effort to understand, to go beyond these rather difficult times… What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: US Rep. Michael Burgess, MFAR, Primary elections

| Feb 13, 2020 | Texas

Hosting State of Reform is a tremendous experience for us each year. Last week's event in Austin with over 300 folks throughout the day was no exception. So, thank you to those who have engaged and supported us over the years - who attend our events and read our stuff....[ 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 Texas: Contract awards, Stephanie Muth, Convening Panel

| Nov 6, 2019 | Texas

Wow. Last night, Kentucky went from being Trump +30 to a Democratic governor. Virginia now has a Democratic legislature and governor for the first time since the Civil War. If that general trend continues, things may get a bit more complicated for Sen. John Cornyn, too, who six months ago...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Life expectancy by zip, Ryan Mooney, #TribFest19

| Oct 4, 2019 | Texas

So far in 2019, we've have published 704 independent stories at State of Reform, where we cover health policy and health care in nine states in the west.  In Texas, our team has authored or posted 58 stories on Texas health care and health policy. All of our journalism is funded...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Breakfast conversations, ACA reforms, maternal health

| Sep 10, 2019 | Texas

Because the topics that we feature in this newsletter every month are some of the most pressing, most important topics in Texas health care, you can expect those same topics to be teed up on our agenda at the 2019 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference... So, to connect...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Price transparency, mental health, "Keynote Conversations"

| Aug 6, 2019 | Texas

We are five weeks away from the 2019 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference, and we're rounding the corner to the home stretch! If you haven't had a chance to review the Topical Agenda, take a look as the content areas continue to evolve based on stakeholder input. Registration...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Q&A Episcopal Health, Topical Agenda, Jason Gootee

Emily Viles | Jul 3, 2019 | Texas

DJ is taking a well-deserved vacation with his family, so while he is away I’m bringing you this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching. I cover health care policy in Texas along with a number of other states that round out our Southwest Edition. Feel free to email me any feedback...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Sen. Nathan Johnson, Budget riders, Univ of Houston

| Jun 6, 2019 | Texas

We hosted our Convening Panel this week for our 2019 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up in September. I will tell you it was a very enthusiastic group, with lots of candid input. We'll have our Topical Agenda out for everyone to review in a few weeks. Until...[ Read More ]