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5 Things Alaska: Health legislation, State budget, DHSS split

| Jan 20, 2021 | Alaska

We are now on the other side of the 45th peaceful transfer of power since our Constitution was ratified in 1789. It is one of the most uncommon things in the great swath of human history, having hardly been done without swords or battles of some sort. Here, in America,...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Budget blueprint, Revised CalAIM proposal, The silent epidemic

| Jan 19, 2021 | California

If you understand the unique character of our republican democracy, you can find calm in this anxious time. Tomorrow, Joe Biden will be inaugurated President of the United States. He may not have been your candidate. That disappointment is a luxury of being in a democracy. The orderly transfer of...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Health policy preview, Committee membership, Vaccine rollout

| Jan 14, 2021 | Oregon

If you understand the unique character of our republican democracy, you can find calm in this anxious time. In six days, Joe Biden will be inaugurated President of the United States. He may not have been your candidate. That disappointment is a luxury of being in a democracy. The orderly...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Future of TX Medicaid, 2021-23 budget, Chris Murray

| Jan 14, 2021 | Texas

We are gearing up for our 2021 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on Feb. 4th. Because our agenda is full of the most important conversations taking place in Texas health care, it should be no surprise that some of those conversations are things we're featuring in...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Q&A w/Sen. Rhonda Fields, Bennet & Hickenlooper, SUD coverage

| Jan 14, 2021 | Colorado

If you understand the unique character of our republican democracy, you can find calm in this anxious time. In six days, Joe Biden will be inaugurated President of the United States. He may not have been your candidate. That disappointment is a luxury of being in a democracy. The orderly...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Q&A w/Sen. Karen Keiser, "Covered lives assessment," Vaccine rollout

| Jan 12, 2021 | Washington

The legislative session is underway. While members had to manage a few in-person votes yesterday to set the rules for the session, the rest of the 105-day session is expected to be virtual. I am curious about how much pent up anxiety will get a voice in the session. As...[ Read More ]

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