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5 Things Utah: Per capita cap, Rep. Dailey-Provost, interim health priorities

| Jun 11, 2019 | Utah

With the interim now in full swing, committees are meeting to scope their work plans for the next 6-7 months. It can be a busy time that will shape the scope of the 2020 legislative session. If you wonder how things can move so quickly in the legislature, it is...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Sen. Roz Baker, Homelessness initiatives, Richard Bettini

| Jun 6, 2019 | Hawaii

A big mahalo to our readers that take time to read our stuff. We compile this monthly newsletter with a small team of reporters who pull together stories and analysis, trying to chart a new model of community, crowd-sourced and crowd-funded "solutions journalism." Our revenue is entirely dependent on our sponsors...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Sen. Nathan Johnson, Budget riders, Univ of Houston

| Jun 6, 2019 | Texas

We hosted our Convening Panel this week for our 2019 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up in September. I will tell you it was a very enthusiastic group, with lots of candid input. We'll have our Topical Agenda out for everyone to review in a few weeks. Until...[ Read More ]

BCBSTX comments on contracting with FSERs

| Jun 6, 2019 | Texas

Following the media coverage on costs associated with free standing emergency rooms (FSERs), an active legislative session on the topic, and our recent interview with leadership at Code 3 ER, we reached out to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. I wanted to better understand how BCBS thinks of...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Sen. Jeff Stone, Health care budget, Abner Mason

| Jun 5, 2019 | California

Things are busy in Sacramento as the clock ticks down to get a budget put to bed. Meanwhile, I'm in LA this week to host our Convening Panel meeting ahead of our 2019 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference. So, you can expect to see a full Topical Agenda for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Rep. Cody, Spokane's Bail Project, Carmen Mendez

| May 30, 2019 | Washington

We are gearing up for our 2019 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference in Spokane on Sept. 10th. I expect we'll have a crowd of about 300 folks from across the spectrum of both policy and market activity - and we'd love to have you join us if you're able....[ Read More ]

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