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Southern California, December 5, 2017

5 Things Oregon: Four implications of Saxton departure, Topical Agenda, U.S. Senate HELP Committee

| Aug 30, 2017 | Oregon

We are hard at work building our agenda and recruiting speakers for our 2017 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on October 11th! It's a considerable lift, to be honest, taking weeks of time to put together. It's also the primary way we fund our work on...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Post ACA system, federal policy update, Mike Kreidler

| Aug 25, 2017 | Washington

Much of what we're watching in health care today will be featured on the agenda at our 2017 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on September 13th. It's a great group of speakers, and about 300 of our closest friends in Washington State health care.  You...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Dialysis on ballot, legislative session, health care spending

| Aug 18, 2017 | California

Summer is almost over, though some memories will linger longer than others. One of mine is spending 6 hours holding my kids on an 18" ledge, on a 50' foot cliff, while trapped by a high tide.  It wasn't great. But, it was a reminder that no matter who we...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Health care growth, Sen. Murkowski, Executive moves

| Aug 15, 2017 | Alaska

Summer is winding down, for better or worse.  But, after spending 6 hours with three kids on an 18" ledge, 50-feet above a surprise tide along the coast, I can tell you I'm ready to slow down a bit.  Thanks to the US Navy Search and Rescue for saving my...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Sen. Hirono, proposed rates & reductions, Joy Barua

| Aug 10, 2017 | Hawaii

I think we're all recovering from a little bit of whiplash following events in DC this July. While we're looking forward to a (hopefully) quiet recess, we couldn't resist giving a shout out to Senator Hirono for her work before looking at what's been happening in Hawaii's health care while...[ Read More ]

Lynne Saxton resigns from the OHA

| Aug 9, 2017 | Oregon

Lynne Saxton has been removed as the Director of the Oregon Health Authority by Governor Kate Brown.  She will step down effective August 31st. The news was first reported by Jeff Manning at the Oregonian. This move follows reporting by Nick Budnick at the Portland Tribune about a "communications plan"...[ Read More ]