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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: Conference keynotes, Panel coverage

| Oct 11, 2022 | Texas

It was great to see so many of you at the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference last month! In this newsletter, we report on the keynotes and include Reporter Boram Kim's coverage of several of the panel discussions from the event. Our Digital Media Specialist, Alex Nelson, also...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Gun violence & public health, Strengthening APM uptake, Tackling SUD in Texas

| Sep 15, 2022 | Texas

This month's edition features a breakdown of just some of the exciting panels you can look forward to attending at the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference, coming up in less than 2 weeks in Dallas! In addition to these panel conversations, we'll feature keynotes from State Medicaid Director Stephanie...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Abortion trigger law, Topical Agenda, Virtual care growth

| Aug 11, 2022 | Texas

This month's newsletter includes information on Texas's soon-to-be-implemented abortion trigger law, the release of our Topical Agenda for the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference, and some insight on the growth of virtual care services. Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform 1. Post-Roe abortion law disputes emerge Texas's...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: 1925 abortion ban, Child health policy recommendations, Medical debt guidance

| Jul 13, 2022 | Texas

We're in the final stages of creating the Topical Agenda for the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference, which is taking place on Sept. 27th at the Irving Convention Center in Dallas. In a few weeks, we'll share this year's curated list of panel topics. If you...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Postpartum coverage, Uvalde shooting and mental health, Conference registration open

| Jun 16, 2022 | Texas

This month's newsletter includes a summary of recent calls to expand postpartum coverage, coverage of how the Uvalde shooting is placing increased urgency on improving children's mental health in the state, and an invitation to register for our newly announced 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Thanks...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Roe v. Wade, Rural hospitals, Surprise billing

| May 12, 2022 | Texas

Late last month, CMS dropped its challenge of Texas's 1115 Medicaid waiver, ending a year-long dispute between the Biden administration and HHSC that held the future of Texas Medicaid in the balance. HHSC's original waiver, granted by the Trump administration in January of 2020, is now reinstated, securing the state's...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Rep. Frank & Rep. Turner, Hospital funding, Health policy in the courts

| Apr 13, 2022 | Texas

This newsletter features a video of the Lunch Keynote from last month's 2022 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference as well as updates on Medicaid financing and important health policy litigation. Thanks, as always, for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform   1. Lunch Keynote: Health policy in the Texas Legislature...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Texas conference highlights, Q&A w/ Rep. Zwiener, Trans health care

| Mar 17, 2022 | Texas

Last week, over 200 Texas health policy stakeholders gathered at the 2022 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference for a day of thoughtful, forward-looking conversations on how to improve health care in the state. In case you weren't able to make it, we put together a highlight video that features the sights and...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Leavitt & Hellerstedt, Future of Medicaid, Post-COVID workforce

| Feb 17, 2022 | Texas

The 2022 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference is less than a month away! Keep reading for a preview of some of the sessions we've lined up, including conversations around Medicaid's future, behavioral health, and workforce. Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you at the AT&T Hotel & Conference Center in...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Hospitals & COVID, Health equity, Topical Agenda

| Jan 13, 2022 | Texas

I hope you have had a great first couple weeks of 2022! This newsletter features an update on how hospitals are faring in the midst of the Omicron surge, work underway to improve health equity, and vaccine promotion efforts. As always, thanks for reading! Enjoy the long weekend.   Eli Kirshbaum...[ Read More ]