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5 Things California: Public option, Glenn Raup, What you missed

| May 23, 2019 | California

With the May budget revise now out, the legislature is moving towards finalizing the fiscal plan for the state by June 15. We'll have more on that in our next issue of 5 Things. For this issue, we're tracking a few "whoa" moments out in California health care in the last few...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: DataDx, Medical debt legislation, opioid tapering

| May 23, 2019 | Oregon

We have announced our date for our 2019 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference. It's a little later in the calendar this year on November 12th.  But, the hope is that will move us a little closer to the next legislature, and provide perhaps a bit more clarity about the...[ Read More ]

Jennifer Kent: Integration requires a "constitutional amendment"

| May 22, 2019 | California

In a recent interview with Politico, Jennifer Kent, California's Director of the Dept. of Health Care Services, offered her thoughts on what it might take to integrate behavioral and physical health. The topic has gained increasing traction as health care and health policy leaders recognize the importance of ending artificial...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: 2019 session wrap-up, Wellfound BH Hospital, Sarah Arnquist

| May 17, 2019 | Washington

The session's over but the dust has yet to settle. It was a big session for health care.  We feature some elements of the session below, including some contextual analysis about what some of it means.  But, it's notable that each of the four caucuses had stand out efforts by...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Q&A with Rep. Dunnigan & Sen. Davis, Rx importation, Dr. Chandra Gowda

| May 16, 2019 | Utah

Last month, we held our 2019 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference! It was a tremendous event, a full room, and lots of very smart folks engaging in conversation.  If you missed the conference, don't fret!  We feature some of those discussions for you here in this edition of...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Medicaid redesign, Beacon protests BH-ASO award, Amy L. Mackin

| May 14, 2019 | Alaska

The tourists are in town and Alaska has arrived on the cusp of summer! That means things will slow down through much of the economy. But, it's also sometimes the time when things might move in health care, when the pressure is a little lower and folks can be more...[ Read More ]

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