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5 Things Hawaii: Q&A with Rep. John Mizuno, What You Missed, Dave Underriner

| Feb 7, 2019 | Hawaii

I felt so good about this month's edition of 5 Things We're Watching that I hit send before it was ready...  I guess what this shows is that we're a dedicated group of folks that are trying to get good content out quickly - even if sometimes we mess up...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Long Term Care Trust Act, VBP, What You Missed

| Jan 24, 2019 | Washington

The legislative session is now underway. So, among our 5 Things in this issue, we feature one of the most consequential bills you may not have heard about: Rep. Jinkins' legislation to create a long term care benefit for all Washingtonians. It's a national trend setter, with states like California watching the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Q&A with Rep. Nancy Barto, Waiver Approval, 2019 Health Legislation

| Jan 24, 2019 | Arizona

The energy of the legislative session is now upon us, joined by the energy of a new waiver, a new gubernatorial term, and new public servants in the Capitol. It feels like a contradictory time of both relative calm in health policy and of some energy. So, we've got 5...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Public Health Outcomes Report, Pre-filed health bills, Convening Panel

| Jan 23, 2019 | Utah

We hosted our Convening Panel meeting this week ahead of our 2019 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on April 24th. It was a high energy conversation with some of the most important policy makers and market executives in Utah - and one I was tremendously honored to host....[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Gavin Newsom, Annual Report, Michael Lujan

| Jan 21, 2019 | California

While it's true that California leads the nation on policy in a number of ways, it feels like we are particularly on the cusp of that being the case with health care in 2019.  With the Democratic nomination process for 2020 about to start, and health care becoming central to that...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: State of Reform Annual Report, CCO 2.0 Draft RFA, Monica Bourgeau

| Jan 11, 2019 | Oregon

I am looking forward to seeing some of you at the Jan. 24th Kitzhaber Lectureship on Health Policy.  Don Berwick will speaking at The Foundation for Medical Excellence's annual event. Until then, here are 5 Things We're watching in Oregon healthcare for January 2019.   With help from Sara Gentzler, Marjie High and...[ Read More ]