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5 Things Washington: ACH funding cuts, benefits of ending CSRs, Amerigroup President Craig Smith

| Oct 24, 2017 | Washington

Lots of good, original content for you in this edition of 5 Things We're Watching in Washington State healthcare. We have our Topical Agenda coming out next week for our 2018 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference, so keep your eye out for that in your inbox. Also, be...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: The benefits of CSR cuts, HHSC turnover, Dr. Lynda Chin

| Oct 18, 2017 | Texas

For a time when the legislature is not in session, it still feels like there are so many balls in the air in health policy that we are hustling to make sure none of them drop. So, to some degree, this issue of 5 Things has written itself. Harvey, Trump,...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Understanding CSR cuts, Insurance Commissioner David Jones, Abbie Totten

| Oct 17, 2017 | California

As you know, the purpose of this newsletter is simply to highlight those moving pieces in California's health care system that we think are worth keeping track of. These aren't always the most important items for every one of our 50,000 California email subscribers. But, hopefully you find a nugget...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Benefits of CSR cuts, Al Wall, Alaska Common Ground

| Oct 16, 2017 | Alaska

We are still coming down from hanging out with 300 of our closest friends in Alaska health care two weeks ago at our 2017 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference.  It was a great event, and I think it captured a new level of energy, enthusiasm and - dare...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Why CSR cuts are good, Ted Kulongoski, What you missed

| Oct 16, 2017 | Oregon

Our 2017 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference last week has me thinking about the fragility of governing institutions. Gov. Ted Kulongoski addressed that issue head on. It turns out others are thinking about the issue, too, as evidenced by some of the things we're watching this month. Institutions,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Executive Order, Lessons from Texas, Richard Bettini

| Oct 10, 2017 | Hawaii

We've got a couple of interesting items for you this month, ranging from Amazon to President Trump's executive order. The former will probably sneak up on you.  The latter is expected to make waves on Thursday. Until then, here are 5 Things We're Watching for leaders in Hawaii's health care...[ Read More ]