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5 Things Oregon: Pat Allen, Knute Buehler, Jeremiah Rigsby

| Jun 13, 2018 | Oregon

We have a lot for you this month, including independent reporting and analysis on the OHA and behavioral health. We also think there are lessons for Oregon in our coverage from California, which we share. Finally, we've got a few bonus items for you.  We just couldn't keep it to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Premera & MultiCare, Alex Rule, California's primary election

| Jun 12, 2018 | Washington

We are in our eighth year of bringing you these newsletters, which we do now twice a month thanks to the support from Rick Rubin at OneHealthPort. Adding a second newsletter per month required a significant shift in our shop, and it was with Rick's encouragement and support that we've...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: HHSC, Drew Peterson, California elections

| Jun 6, 2018 | Texas

In our 5 Things We're Watching newsletters, we work to elevate the topics we think are worth your attention across the health care industry, regardless of where those ideas or coverage come from. So in addition to the five topics below, we're also watching and reading The Dallas Morning News...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Primary Election Edition

| Jun 6, 2018 | California

I was joined by Kylie Walsh, Marjie High and Emily Boerger for some late night return watching and reporting last night following the big primary day.  You've gotten the headlines already, I'm sure, but we wanted to get you some of the implications for health policy from yesterday's election for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Judy Mohr Peterson, California primary, Dept. of Health

| Jun 5, 2018 | Hawaii

We now cover state level health policy in six states:  HI, OR, WA, CA, AK, and TX.  So, this month, we continue our independent reporting, analysis and commentary on Hawaii, including additional stories on Hawaii health care here.  We also add in something from the AP and one from California.  If...[ Read More ]

Medicaid plans awarded for integrated managed care

| May 24, 2018 | Washington

The Health Care Authority has released the winning plans from its recent round of Medicaid procurement. Molina and Amerigroup are the two plans that have won a statewide presence for Integrated Managed Care in Medicaid in all nine procurement regions.  United has been awarded six regions.  Both Community Health Plan of Washington...[ Read More ]