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5 Things California: Med-Cal draft RFP, Convening Panel, Pharmacy deserts

| Jun 3, 2021 | California

Every bright summer day seems like one more day we are closer to having the pandemic behind us. Yet, I'm getting this feeling that the post-COVID economy is going to be too fast and too furious for my liking. The WSJ says "The economic recovery is here. It's unlike anything you've...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: SLCo RFA, Interim study plan, ARPA funds

| May 27, 2021 | Utah

It's mental health awareness month in May. And, though we're at the end of the month, it feels like time to double down on being intentional about addressing our mental health needs. According to the US Census Household Pulse Survey, about 53% of Utahns self-attested to "feeling nervous, anxious, or...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Overdose surge, Convening panel, Federal health policy agenda

| May 27, 2021 | Alaska

This fall on September 14, we plan to host a hybrid event for our 2021 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference. It'll be in-person at the Dena'Ina Convention Center, as well as virtually at our digital conference platform. So, if you register, you can choose either to be in-person or...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Lindeblad to retire, Inslee's vetoes, Masking requirements

| May 25, 2021 | Washington

My grandmother would store wads of cash in her box springs because, as a child of the Great Depression, she couldn't trust the banks. I see my children now worried about being indoors without masks. My six-year old isn't able to feel fully comfortable eating inside a restaurant, even one...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: May Revise, Access to care, Federal health agenda

| May 20, 2021 | California

While this newsletter focuses on California health care and health policy, we're now covering health care in 15 states. We track federal policy, too. So, if you're interested in seeing our reporting from multiple states, or want to just track all of our reporting on California health care each morning,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, Four corner discussion, Dr. Cara Christ

| May 19, 2021 | Arizona

We are now less than one week out from our annual State of Reform event. This year, we have a US Senator, a "four corner" conversation with legislative leaders, and some of the most thoughtful voices from Arizona health care you'll find gathered in one (albeit virtual) place. We'd love...[ Read More ]

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